The Caregivers

The Caregivers

by Kathryn Shaw Amerson
     
 
Yesterday, Elizabeth Duke was a brilliant teacher. Today, she has been diagnosed with dementia. Yesterday, everyone sought her wisdom and her company. Today is the beginning of the end. Anne Rutledge is the great-niece of "Aunt Bette." She and her young family share the Southern homeplace with Aunt Bette. Now Anne must become the caregiver for her great-aunt while

Overview

Yesterday, Elizabeth Duke was a brilliant teacher. Today, she has been diagnosed with dementia. Yesterday, everyone sought her wisdom and her company. Today is the beginning of the end. Anne Rutledge is the great-niece of "Aunt Bette." She and her young family share the Southern homeplace with Aunt Bette. Now Anne must become the caregiver for her great-aunt while attempting to continue a career and rear a family. Through the unending frustrations of doctors, home care nurses and nursing home employees, Anne comes to understand the truth about aging: Society cares about citizens as long as they are productive. Aunt Bette's life has become a glaze; yet in her moments of lucidity, her brilliance and color are illuminated.

Kathryn Smaw Amerson is a native of New Bern, North Carolina. She is a History and Humanities professor. The Caregivers is a work of creative non-fiction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609114602
Publisher:
Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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