Confessions of a Caregiver

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Joe Skillin and his wife took into their home his mother-in-law, a once vivacious and fun spirit now suffering from Alzheimer's.

'When Mom developed Alzheimer's and came to live with us, we were clueless about what this visit would become. We quickly became aware of the negative aspects of this entire situation â€" Alzheimer's the sickness, the suffering the disease inflicted on Mom, the change of priorities and schedules, the strain on my wife, and the apparent squeeze on our freedom or certainly our normal ...

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Overview

Joe Skillin and his wife took into their home his mother-in-law, a once vivacious and fun spirit now suffering from Alzheimer's.

'When Mom developed Alzheimer's and came to live with us, we were clueless about what this visit would become. We quickly became aware of the negative aspects of this entire situation â€" Alzheimer's the sickness, the suffering the disease inflicted on Mom, the change of priorities and schedules, the strain on my wife, and the apparent squeeze on our freedom or certainly our normal schedule. All those negative feelings â€"they were real, daily, imposing, and eating at my soul.'

What effect does Alzheimer's have on the caregiver? This book was written for youâ€"the caregiver of the Alzheimer's patient or any full-time caregiverâ€"to prepare you for the emotional rollercoaster you will experience. Joe bares his anger, resentment, frustrations, and eventually his love and hope as he and his wife live the caregiver's life. While reading of his trials and triumphs, you will understand the simple tools he uses to cope with the daily frustrations and difficulties. Gain a deeper understanding of your own situation from Confessions of a Caregiver.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607995036
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 1,336,946
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    This support book is a true blessing for all those involved in the caregiving process!

    We have sent this book to my brother who cares for my Mother in CA, as well as given it to many others caring for loved ones. We know they will receive personal comfort in seeing the honest and loving emotions Mr. Skillin has shared, as well as his great advice and heart-felt prayers. This is a perfect and easy read for anyone caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's - or any illness where memory is compromised. Be sure to read "Penny's List" on pp. 105 for additional and special thoughts on caregiving. Thank you Joseph, Penny and Juanita, too, for sharing your lives to support so many!

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Opened my eyes - I understand the caregiver view much better now

    This book opened my eyes, and my heart, to the struggles that so many caregivers endure, often in silence. Even more, the book gave many ideas and tips to end that silence and make the work more enjoyable and ultimately gratifying.

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