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Transitions Trust And Triumph

Author : Jean D. Moody-Williams
ISBN : 9781449753351
Genre : Religion
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She was having the time of her life shopping in New York. Little did she know that only three weeks later, she would be unable to move her legs, dress herself, or provide even minimal activities of daily living. This was the fate of the strong woman who provided care for me all of my life. With little notice, I found myself responsible for her care. I was suddenly a caregiver, privileged to watch and participate as she transitioned from independence to dependence, as she trusted in God through good times and bad, and as she triumphed through it all. This book will provide inspiration and encouragement to all that find themselves with the awesome responsibility of caregiving or providing support to the caregiver. Each Devotional is spiritually uplifting with real life experiences and provides valuable information on advanced planning, supports available to caregivers, and the power of God to take you through.
Category: Religion

A Caregiver S Triumph

Author : Janette Warrington
ISBN : 1591857937
Genre : Medical
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"I believe God has helped me get to the bottom of my innermost fears by being a caregiver," says author Janette Warrington as she helps readers understand the sacrifice and blessings of caring for those with long-term maladies and her personal journey to liberty. Based on the author's compelling true story of being a caregiver to a brain-injured relative, A Caregiver's Triumph chronicles Warrington's early life during the Great Depression era as well as facing the ups and downs of caring for the sick. Written in an easy-to-read style, A Caregiver's Triumph is not only the author's story of fulfilling her call as a caregiver, it also tells the story of her victory over depression and sexual abuse through her faith in Jesus Christ. A Caregiver's Triumph is a must-read for anyone who has taken on the responsibility for caring for the sick or faced insurmountable odds and looked to overcome them through the power of faith, forgiveness and redemption. About the author: A native of Michigan, young high school graduate Jan Warrington started her climb through Christian education and real estate. She was a correspondent for a state-wide recreational newspaper and expanded to include nostalgic Christmas stories and other writings for local newspapers. Challenged by dyslexia, she earned a Ph.D at the age of 69 and was granted a 2nd honorary one for her extensive work in the brain injury movement. She is married to Willard, a retired administrator and professor, and has 4 living children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Recently released by Jan Warrington The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome (Creation House 2006).
Category: Medical

The Caregiver

Author : Samuel Park
ISBN : 9781501178795
Genre : Fiction
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From the critically acclaimed author of This Burns My Heart comes a “luminous mother-daughter saga” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young woman who is forced to flee 1980s Brazil for California, and in doing so unearths the hidden life of her enigmatic mother. Mara Alencar’s mother Ana is her moon, her sun, her stars. Ana, a struggling voice-over actress, is an admirably brave and recklessly impulsive woman who does everything in her power to care for her little girl in perilous 1980s Rio de Janeiro. With no other family or friends her own age, Ana eclipses Mara’s entire world. They take turns caring for each other—in ways big and small. But who is Ana, really? As she grows older, Mara slowly begins to piece together the many facets of Ana’s complicated life—a mother, a rebel, and always, an actress. When Ana becomes involved with a civilian rebel group attempting to undermine the city’s cruel Police Chief, their fragile arrangement begins to unravel. Mara is forced to flee the only home she’s ever known, for California, where she lives as an undocumented immigrant, caregiving for a dying woman. It’s here that she begins to grapple with her turbulent past and starts to uncover vital truths—about her mother, herself, and what it means to truly take care of someone. A “lovely and heartbreaking” (People) story that is “simultaneously dreamlike and visceral” (The Atlantic), The Caregiver is “a beautiful testament to Samuel Park’s extraordinary talents as a storyteller…that reads, in some moments, like a thriller—and, in others, like a meditation on what it means to be alive…A ferocious page-turner with deep wells of compassion for the struggles of the living—and the sins of the dead” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Category: Fiction

A Journey Towards Patient Centered Healthcare Quality

Author : Jean Moody-Williams
ISBN : 9783030263119
Genre : Medical
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This book provides valuable insight into emerging trends in healthcare delivery; patient, family and caregiver engagement and the intersection of the two. It is unique in that it not only incorporates patient’s voice but provides context in the application of patients’ families and caregivers in healthcare transformation and the future of healthcare models. It is suited toward not only promoting empathy toward patients but also challenging the reader to learn and think about the future of healthcare and the value of patient’s voice in policy making and decisions about healthcare. It provides valuable information on quality improvement, consumer experience and emerging careers in this area with practical information and interventions. Nurses and other members of the care team play a critical role in the evolving models of care and must stay abreast of emerging trend to ensure that patients’ needs are met while contributing to meeting the quality and economic goals of the organizations and care settings in which they work. This book will help to ensure that they remain abreast of changing trends in quality improvement, quality measurement, cost, health information technology and patient and family engagement so that they are in a position to lead their teams and organizations. Direct accounts from patients, family and caregivers who want their “voices” heard are incorporated throughout the book.
Category: Medical

Don T Stop The Music

Author : Nancy Weckwerth
ISBN : 9781504344661
Genre : Self-Help
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“Nancy Weckwerth has written a powerful book that guides the reader through the practical issues that arise when we face life’s sudden changes. At the same time, she supplies a deeply inspirational and authentically emotional look at living with celebration amidst the transient nature of existence. The reader is left with a clear feeling that, with love and willingness, everything and anything can be integrated into a well-lived, well-loved life.” —William Martin, author of The Caregiver’s Tao Te Ching, and The Parent’s Tao Te Ching. “Don’t Stop the Music is a narrative of John’s acceptance of his disability and Nancy’s transformation to a caregiver. Nancy shares their journey through every triumph and challenge with honesty and openness. Her insights disclose the light, the lessons, and the laments that guided them across uncharted territory from surviving to thriving.” —Martha Paterson OTR/L, CHT Artistic Advantage ~ Performing Arts Medicine Author Nancy Weckwerth has created a “survive and thrive” manual for Caregivers. Based upon over twenty-five years of caregiving for her friend and partner, John D. Swan, the book describes how to find the joy in caregiving. The wisdom within is meaningful for any caregiving situation
Category: Self-Help

Climb Back From Cancer

Author : Alan Hobson
ISBN : 0968526314
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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PREPARE TO BE UPLIFTEDThe first book in the proposed "Climb Back from Cancer Collection," this is both a gripping true adventure story and a touching love story. At the age of 42, international bestselling author and Mt. Everest climber and summiteer, Alan Hobson, believed scaling the world's tallest peak would be the biggest challenge he would face in his life. Over a decard, he had endured three grueling expeditions to Everest before finally standing on top on his third attempt. Then he had turned his ambition to becoming the best adventure speaker in the world. But three years after Everest, he came face to face with an even bigger mountain: he was diagnosed with acute leaukemia, a cancer of the blood, and given less than a year to live. With the help of his fiancee, Cecilia, he not only survived, but thrived, and the couple emerged all the stronger from their shared trial. Climb Back from Cancer is their inspiring account of commitment, teamwork and triumph. The story offers not only a living example of how to climb back from cancer, but demonstrates how to transform adversity into opportunity. It includes The 10 Tools of Triumph for survivors and caregivers - what the couple considers to be the key psychological skills required not only to survive life-threatening illness, but to thrive beyond it.A Must-Read for Every Patient, Survivor and Caregiver.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tragedy To Triumph A Memoir

Author : April Faith Larrinaga
ISBN : 1463436262
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The story of Tragedy to Triumph is especially dedicated to my brothers and sisters who suffered years of torment at the hands of a maniacal self proclaimed preacher who ultimately hurt his family beyond imagination. Our father evaded the law for several years abandoning his eldest daughter in another state to live a life alone while holding the rest of the family captive. Four adults at the end of the journey were directly responsible for the atrocities that befell the children. Inside the home the children cried, innocence was lost and hearts were broken. This story also provides an insight into survival of the human spirit and rising above all indifference, sharing the power of faith, and miracles that happened in the midst of chaos. One person can change the future for their family and ultimately stop the cycle of abuse. This book was solely written in the hopes of saving lives.
Category: Family & Relationships

A Travesty And A Triumph Of Love

Author : Sandra Stacey Rivero
ISBN : 9781449774844
Genre : Religion
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Raised in a biased family where wrath ruled; finally settling into the arms of her high-school sweetheart in matrimony, only to later be torn apart by a devastating divorce, came his confession of a long-held secretonly years after their blessed reconciliation and conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A Travesty and a Triumph of Love is an odyssey in faith and learning, as one LDS convert comes to work with the Lord Himself, to find the son she never knew.
Category: Religion

A Caregiver S Divine Choice

Author : Diana Bradshaw
ISBN : 9781490849041
Genre : Religion
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This unique book is a biography that began in the pocket of Ruth by taking simple notes with pencil and paper, day or night, for seven years, discovering “100 peculiarities of Alzheimer’s disease.” Unlike other books on this subject, she prepares the caregiver for “What to expect next?” Each peculiarity illustrates the particular stage it occurred, and ways that help both patient and caregiver develop a good bond of friendship. You will learn her method of “Touch and Speak” when your patient is unmanageable to dress. Most of all you will grow in faith with a new inimitable love, which became a growing experience for Ruth and Naomi. She chose the biblical characters of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz for the many ways her book parallels the caring relationship during a crisis that occurs in the book of Ruth. Realizing the depth of depression that can happen, she addresses the Devil’s goal to discourage believers and cause misery and doubt. Scriptures will encourage you while she takes you through many major decisions you may face until your patient’s death. She has great empathy and admiration for caregivers since the majority of them never planned to be one. When your desires are to glorify our heavenly Father and His Son, and you find times when everything seems to go awry, it may be messengers of the Evil One, who do not want you to succeed. Be of good cheer. Jesus will lift your load and stand beside you all the way!
Category: Religion

Like A Bolt

Author : Mary Morgan
ISBN : 097540590X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author writes of her six year struggle to find what she describes as "finding the pieces that made up the whole of "me" and bringing them together again." This is a delightful fell good read with humor and the awesome commitment of family. She is still paralyzed but has come so far remembering and writing of the struggle and confusion she lived with, strolling through the tunnel to heaven, living through hell, losing her mind and finding self. The author gives great insight to anyone caring for another as to how and what their patient may be feeling or thinking. There is so much understanding for anyone in their day to day interactions with others after reading t! his book. There is a lot to think about as "Like a Bolt out of the blue, fate comes down and changes you." A feel good, inspirational, motivational read. About the Author Mary Morgan, now 65 years old has been married for 46 years with 5 children and 11 grandchildren. She has lived on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for over 30 years and is a retired Real Estate sales manager. Six years ago she suffered a severe stroke and is paralyzed on her left side. She now spends her time speaking to caregiver and independent living meetings. She says" Heaven tempted me during stroke but sure has a lot of competition to top my life on this planet." Book Reviews "Like A Bolt" has been the supreme piece of literature on the subject that I had yet to read. I have been given a lot of "professional" literature on stroke and help for caregivers, none of them gave me anything I really needed and wanted. In fact, "Like A Bolt" as I see it, is the definitive work on the experience of stroke and in some real sense turned me around....CharlesMcCoy, Va.Beach, Va.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Triumph Over The Mediocre Self

Author : Dr. Talib Kafaji
ISBN : 9781491810392
Genre : Self-Help
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Normally, we come to the world from parents who are not educated in the way they raise us. Often, our parents dump their pathology on us, and keep us struggling in our lives to free ourselves from such burdens. Following that, we enter the outside world and we observe a lot of dysfunctions in society. We then continue to sail through the journey of our lives with painful dysfunctions. We become confused, frustrated, less happy, and disappointed in ourselves and in the world around us, because we have not being taught or guided to discover who we are, and to know our true essence. We have not been provided the right tools to manage our lives effectively. The way we learned to do things is merely trial and error. Furthermore, among all other species, human beings take longer to be independent from parents or caregivers. We need more time to mature so we can rely on ourselves. Therefore, a book such as this can be useful to guide us through the labyrinth of our lives.
Category: Self-Help

Triumph Over Darkness

Author : Wendy Ann Wood
ISBN : 9781458721556
Genre : Social Science
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Triumph Over Darkness is a collection of prose and therapeutic insights that create a powerful commentary on incest, rape, abuse, and the recovery process. Women and men share their personal experiences of childhood abuse and walk with the reader along the path toward wellness. They reflect each stage of healing with a clarity that, while often painful, is also hopeful. Addressing various aspects of abuse, including ritualistic abuse, multiple personality disorder, and partnering as well as providing a therapist's insights on the stages of healing, Triumph Over Darkness helps readers to understand recovery as predictable process and see that healing is possible.
Category: Social Science

Quiet Moments For Parents Other Caregivers

Author : Mary Vaughn Armstrong
ISBN : 1555136648
Genre : Religion
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Devotions of comfort and encouragement for stressful times. Written from her own experiences and the responses to her first book Caregiving for Your Loved Ones, this encouraging book directs readers to the source of all comfort and describes experiences anyone can relate to--especially those who are stressed out by caring for others.
Category: Religion

The Alzheimer S Sourcebook For Caregivers

Author : Frena Gray Davidson
ISBN : 1565654838
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
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A practical guide for getting through the day.
Category: Alzheimer's disease

A River Called Forever

Author : Terry Moore
ISBN : 9780595415076
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"Love is an uneasy river. It flows deep, with emotional currents that will not be contained in a single spot. Always moving, always evolving, it carries with it all the fragments of life it collects along the way..." A River Called Forever is a true and inspirational story about aging, life, love, and death. It chronicles the journey that begins when a twenty-nine year old baby boomer is thrust into the role of parental caregiver and ends twenty-two years later with the death of both parents. Along the way there are lighthearted explorations into the reasons God gives us families, parents as hooligans, and the patience to survive them, all set against the backdrop of growing up in the 1950-60's. The work also reveals the increasing challenge of our society as forty-five million Americans face the reality of caring for those who once cared for them. The story pivots around a mother's deathbed and the resurrection of life's memories in the final hours. It offers an in-depth glimpse into a profound encounter that altered one family's perception forever. A River Called Forever exists as a testament to hope-eternal for all those who will take on the responsibility of caring for others. Visit for additional information.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Triumph Of Reality Tv

Author : Leigh H. Edwards
ISBN : 9780313399015
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book provides an up-to-date account of how reality TV has developed, why it has become the most popular genre on television today, and how the explosion in reality TV signals new developments in American media culture.
Category: Performing Arts