UNEXPECTED GIFTS MY JOURNEY WITH MY FATHERS DEMENTIA

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Unexpected Gifts

Author : Eve Soldinger
ISBN : 0692660631
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"He didn't know his age, the year, or his surroundings, but he knew his life could still make a difference. On this path, he went forward with his heart. Every emotion was authentic. Each moment was new-but it was also full of love, anger, or fear, and he had to travel through it." In a matter of days, Eve Soldinger's life and family changed utterly: Her beloved father was diagnosed with dementia. The challenges are those every adult child faced with caring for an aging parent will recognize: How do I see to his needs? How do I protect him? How do I explain to others? But her insight and experience also bring a fresh, hopeful perspective. Discover with Eve and her family how they not only coped with practical challenges, but transformed heartbreaking years into a time of laughter, growth, and love-unexpected gifts that will enrich the lives of all families who walk this path.
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An Alzheimer S Surprise Party Unveiling The Mystery Inner Experience And Gifts Of Dementia

Author : Tom Richards
ISBN : 9780578022765
Genre : Science
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NEW 2009 EDITION ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDED RESOURCE An Alzheimer's Surprise Party investigates the widely held belief that dementia is only a "mindless pathology." Instead, the authors discover an essential, soulful, spiritual process that can be facilitated right from Alzheimer's onset. This book provides pioneering and innovative research on the Alzheimer's pandemic, and serves as an intimate, intense, compelling beacon, shining light on the disease's potential for deeper meaning and spiritual healing. "I strongly recommend this as an original method of understanding and dealing with people in Alzheimer's and other dementias." DR. ARNOLD MINDELL, PhD, founder of Process Oriented Psychology "This book is revolutionary in providing hope and meaning for patients, relatives, friends, caregivers and professionals in the management of Alzheimer's and other dementias." DR. ROSEMARY SHINKWIN, MD, MRCPsych
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My Parent S Keeper

Author : Jody Gastfriend
ISBN : 9780300235708
Genre : Medical
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When it comes time to provide care for those who once cared for us, where can we turn? This book offers practical guidance for a broad range of caregiving situations when family caregivers assume their new role. Uses the latest research and draws on case histories and interviews. Is a resource as well as a source of inspiration, with a blend of powerful stories and practical advice. Helps caregivers cope with numerous challenges, including parents who need but refuse help; siblings who don’t get along; the complexity of healthcare systems; financial issues; juggling work and caregiving; the use of technology; the power of connecting with a loved one who has dementia; and realizing the benefits amid the burdens of caregiving.
Category: Medical

Grace For The Unexpected Journey

Author : Deborah Barr
ISBN : 9780802496331
Genre : Religion
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For the weary dementia or Alzheimer's caregiver If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, you carry a heavy load. On top of having to watch someone you love suffer, you are probably losing sleep, growing frustrated, and struggling with loneliness or even depression. With little to no help and no time for a break, this unrelenting stress is hard to carry. Whether that’s you or someone you know, the caregiver needs care, too. Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers provides that support. Each daily devotion: Is short, ideal for demanding schedules Reflects on a relevant Scripture passage Features a relatable caregiving story Offers a key Scripture for meditation Debbie Barr is a speaker, health educator, and the author of multiple books, including Keeping Love Alive As Memory Fades (coauthored with New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman). As a health educator with a deep concern and compassion for dementia caregivers, she saw their need for faith-based encouragement. With compassion and understanding she uses Scriptures to address their practical hardships and spiritual concerns. When the struggles seem insurmountable, this devotional offers strength. When stress floods in, it points to peace. And when darkness falls, it illuminates hope. Caregivers walk a long, difficult road. This devotional gives grace for their journey.
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The Gift Of Alzheimer S

Author : Maggie La Tourelle
ISBN : 9781780288222
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In this perception-changing book, psychotherapist and healer Maggie La Tourelle gives a moving account of her evolving relationship with her mother, who has Alzheimer's. Providing practical advice and bringing new insight and understanding to Alzheimer's, this multi-dimensional story demonstrates the healing power of love and shows how, by being open and seeking meaning, we can find wisdom in the midst of confusion. Including the latest research into neuroscience and altered states of consciousness, the book offers hope and a way forward for those affected by this devastating disease. It concludes with a useful care guide for the physical and emotional needs of people with Alzheimer's.
Category: Health & Fitness

A Journey Poems Of Feeling And Thought

Author : S. J. Figueroa
ISBN : 9781599266848
Genre : Poetry
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ON THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE AND ITS MUNDANE BYWAYS, And the trials and tribulations experienced by many of us on this "stage" Called life, on which the players were are called to be, in some way offering Understanding, Enlightenment, and possibly clarity, on our great adventure of life's realization with - (POEMS OF) ( FEELING AND THOUGHT. ) A gift to my children ( Tash and Josh ) (Peace)
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Dementia Sucks

Author : Tracey S. Lawrence
ISBN : 9781682616727
Genre : Family & Relationships
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“Not buying it, huh?” My mother acknowledged her assertion that the woman she pointed out at the rehab center as being her dead husband was a bit of a stretch. But this was the kind of conversation I had with Mom as her cognitive abilities declined and her psychosis fully bloomed. The true, heart-wrenching, and yet hilarious stories at the center of Dementia Sucks were borne of a journal and blog that author Tracey Lawrence kept as her mother transformed from classic Jewish mother, to mildly forgetful Floridian grandma, to geriatric delinquent removed by police for knife-play at a rehabilitation facility. Really. Tracey’s journey takes her from being an established graphic artist in northern New Jersey through bouts of full-time, hands-on caregiving of both her aging parents. She discusses many of the common challenges families face, and provides a humorous and highly educational perspective on her emotionally charged ride through geriatric illnesses, doctors, hospitals, insurance, facilities, family dynamics, and much more. Anyone who has family members they care about will want to read this book. Whether dementia visits or not, some aspect of Tracey’s caregiving journey will likely resonate with, amuse, and enlighten you. The trick to surviving loss after loss is to find the humor in it all and avoid punching anyone, least of all yourself. This irreverent look shows you the way.
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Walking My Momma Home

Author : Kathy Flora
ISBN : 1728625122
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You are NOT Alone!Over 15.7 million people today are caring for a loved one with dementia.As caregivers, it
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The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9781409095781
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bill Bryson’s first travel book opened with the immortal line, ‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.’ In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America. It was a happy time, when almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout. This is a book about one boy’s growing up. But in Bryson’s hands, it becomes everyone’s story, one that will speak volumes – especially to anyone who has ever been young.
Category: Biography & Autobiography