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Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks is Lela Knox Shanks’s personal account of caring for her husband, Hughes, in their home after he was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. Lela describes her initial denial, her discovery of coping skills, her eventual acceptance of his illness, and her ultimate recognition that the key to successful caregiving lies in never losing sight of the patient’s humanness. The book outlines twenty coping and survival strategies to guide caregivers to untapped inner resources and shows caregiving’s intangible rewards of increased self-respect and self-knowledge.
|Pt. 1||The Symptoms and stages of Alzheimer's disease|
|Pt. 2||Techniques for successful in-home management|
|Pt. 3||Surviving the stress of caregiving|
|Pt. 4||Hopes and rewards|
|App||Outline for primary caregiver training course|
|App||Excerpts from Hughes's writings|
|App||Reflections from others in Hughes's family|
Posted May 24, 2000
Other books I've read give information from a medical point of view. This book written by a caregiver, is excellent in sharing techniques that she used to care for her ill spouse. Her coping skills and love for the man she married work together beautifully and show that it can be done.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.