As a former medic in the US Army, I can attest to the need for greater healthcare in the United States. I became a medic after volunteering at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis, MO. They have a talented and caring Alzheimer's staff at that facility. This book will be helpful to them and other care-givers as a refresher and additional viewpoint. I found this book a great read and enjoyed the style in which it was written. I will pass this book along to others and recommend it!
This book is a must for anyone dealing with a loved one or friend with Alzheimer's. The title says it all when it says Days Gone By, the ones that are lost along the way.
This book is a wonderful guide to help the individual who is the caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's. It is full of ways to deal with everyday difficulties and actually gives suggestions as to ways of getting rid of stress. It has helpful hints to help with just about anything that might come your way as a caregiver. I highly recommend that if you know of someone dealing with caregiving daily, buy it for them or tell them about it. If you happen to be a social worker or a director of an assisted living or Alzheimer's assisted living, this would be a great book to give to spouses/children or have it there for them to check out.
A Must read for any caregiver facing Alzheimer's. Great book!!!
I found this book both easy to read and filled with insightful ways to cope with the day to day demands put upon a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer's Disease. I was especially touched by the "Light in the Tunnel" stories. My heart went out to each of those who shared their experiences. It lets others know they are not in this along. Fantastic book. Hope to see more from this author on this topic
An easy and thoughtful read, a must for care givers
Chapter one of this book says it all, "Taking care of yourself." As a hospice chaplain who deals with Alzheimer's and dementia patients and families, including my dear mother who is 92 and suffers from dementia,I have found that too many care givers do not understand or know how to take care of themselves. Burn out is common. This is an easy read but at the same time offers much clinical and insightful information that can be very useful to caregivers and family members. There are many books on this subject but too many are written for academia and docotoral level readers. I can give this book to any caregiver and they can connect with the information and use it as it pertains to their situation. This will make them better caregivers. The chapters on behaviors and daily living are especially good. We need more books like this, written to caregivers by a caregiver.