Singing in the Rain - Weathering the Storm of Dementia With Humor, Love, and Patience

Singing in the Rain - Weathering the Storm of Dementia With Humor, Love, and Patience

by Vicky Ruppert, Ann Henderberg
     
 

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SINGING IN THE RAIN: WEATHERING THE STORM OF DEMENTIA WITH HUMOR, LOVE & PATIENCE . . .

Foreword by Robert Bazell of Yale University, formerly Science and Health Correspondent for NBC News.

A compelling must read for caregivers and their families. . . .

Two caregivers chronicle the last three years of their husbands' dementia. Vicky and Ann tell

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SINGING IN THE RAIN: WEATHERING THE STORM OF DEMENTIA WITH HUMOR, LOVE & PATIENCE . . .

Foreword by Robert Bazell of Yale University, formerly Science and Health Correspondent for NBC News.

A compelling must read for caregivers and their families. . . .

Two caregivers chronicle the last three years of their husbands' dementia. Vicky and Ann tell their story as they act as each other's support system through countless e-mails and journal entries. Parts of the book are surprisingly comical, poignant, and understandably tragic. The reader follows the authors from their meeting and bonding to their husbands' deaths and beyond.

The second part of the book is a primer for every caregiver's arsenal. It is full of no-nonsense tips and ideas. They run the gamut from picking the right doctor, working through the maze of financial issues, and aids for getting through each challenge, to the search for a good nursing home and the documents needed when applying for Medicaid.

The book is being published on the two year anniversary of the husband's deaths. It is a tribute to the courage and dignity of two very special men.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - James F. Starks
A wonderful account of both the ups and downs of caring for a loved one with dementia. I've been a care giver of an other than dementia person and I found I related to many of the emotions that Ann and Vicky experienced. It gave me permission to accept my feelings without the guilt all caregivers feel on occasion. I highly recommend it for anyone who is a caregiver to a loved one.
Amazon - K Kirk
When I first met the authors as they spoke here at the Meadows where I live I was in awe. I was unable to put the book down given the very realistic and caring approach they offer. It is so beautifully inviting readers to become a part of their lives. I have found it a wonderful gift for anyone since the humor is there, the stories are very touching and the reality is valuable.
I was pleased that they were invited to be a part of the NBC nightly news.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781489598592
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
814,721
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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