|Book: Blue Hydrangeas - an Alzheimer's love story by Marianne Sciucco
What if the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face, and couldn't remember your name? A care facility is everyone's solution for what to do about Sara, but her husband, Jack, can't bear to live without her. He is committed to saving his marriage, his wife, and their life together from the devastation of Alzheimer's disease. He and Sara retired years ago to the house of their [...]
|Book: Clothed and Confused - Comedic Moments in Caregiving and Caregiver Bloopers by Angela H. Holmes
Caregiving has made me a little crazy. My friends and family call me a closet comedian.Sometimes I really think that I am on a low-budget reality show titled Clothed and Confused. Seeing the comedy in even the worst of situations helps me cope. I love my mom, but at times I accidentally say things aloud that get me in trouble. Some days, I feel like yelling, "I'm a caregiver, get me out of here!" [...]
|Book: Waiting For Joy by Vickie Phelps
Five years after Lauren Grant's husband is killed in Iraq, she is struggling to move on with her life. It's the holiday season and she desperately wants to spend time with her family and experience the joy of Christmas again. When elderly Ava Flannery steps in front of her car and is injured, Lauren is forced to think about someone other than herself. She begrudgingly takes on the job of [...]
|Book: What They Don't Tell You About Alzheimer's by Robert Bernstein
An informative memoir about a son taking care of a mother with Alzheimer's Disease. The story is told in a manner that educates and focuses the reader on the insidious nature of adult mental dysfunction, while at the same time offering useful insights and advice on the responsibilities of caregiving. Alzheimer's and its evil brain-robbing cousins are a scourge that rip our loved ones from us [...]
|Book: Role Reversal - How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents by Iris Waichler
Designed to help caregivers understand how to cope with and overcome the overwhelming challenges that arise while caregiving for a loved one especially an aging parent Role Reversal is a comprehensive guide to navigating the enormous daily challenges faced by caregivers. In these pages, Waichler blends her personal experience caring for her beloved father with her forty years of expertise as a [...]
|Book: Wait Until Tomorrow - A Daughter's Memoir by Pat MacEnulty
Like all mothers, mine had a set of maxims that she thought were important to impart to me: if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all (unless it's irresistibly funny); it's as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is with a poor man (a nice idea in theory); if you want to commit suicide, wait until tomorrow (advice which has, it turns out, saved my life). Like many [...]
|Book: Montpelier Tomorrow by Marylee MacDonald
Her grandchild's first steps. Her son-in-law's final days. The choices she makes will determine the fate of her family. After her second grandbaby's birth, Colleen Gallagher puts life on hold to lend a helping hand. But when she arrives at her daughter's out-of-state home, she's surprised to discover that it's not just the newborn who's in need of constant care. Her son-in-law is battling ALS. [...]
|Book: Nurses and Their Patients - Compassion and Commitment (Nursing in th Neighborhoods - Stories of Patients, Families, and Their Nurses) by Lois Gerber
You will meet many interesting people in these 12 short stories based on my experiences as a community health nurse. The individuals, their families, and their communities are all different. The one thing they have in common is their caring and sense of commitment to themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods. Melissa is a teenager with Down Syndrome. She attends a school for children [...]
|Book: Ino's Love - A Short Story by Marianne Sciucco
Sometimes the people who love us best are not family. Elderly Ino prepares a delicious Italian Christmas Eve feast for her successful CEO son, but when he's too busy to spend the holiday with his mother she shares her dinner and gifts with her home health aide. A heartwarming story about giving and forgiveness.
|Book: The Coma Whisperer - The non-medical, self help, stress management book for women uses hypnosis to reduce stress and communicate with a loved one ...
You will love this story. You literally will not want the book to end. An edge-of-your-seat true story. Reveals how hypnosis brought eight-year-old drowned then revived, comatose victim back to conscious awareness. Based on actual events, within 48 hours of using hypnosis, Jonathan could once again communicate with caregivers and his family. Proof positive guided imagery and positive suggestion [...]
|Book: The Fruits of the Spirit for Family Caregivers by Angela H. Holmes
The purpose of this book is to show you that God gave you a fruit basket full of attributes as a Christian caregiver to dementia sufferers. These attributes equip you as a Christian caregiver to endure the worst of days with a sense of knowing that God is with you throughout your day. You can apply one or many of these attributes to any given situation and turn it into a positive. I'm not [...]
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