Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks: A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's

Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks: A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's

by Lela Knox Shanks
     
 


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 caregivingSee more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803293281
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
195
Sales rank:
901,524
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Forward
Pt. 1The Symptoms and stages of Alzheimer's disease
Pt. 2Techniques for successful in-home management
Pt. 3Surviving the stress of caregiving
Pt. 4Hopes and rewards
AppOutline for primary caregiver training course
AppExcerpts from Hughes's writings
AppReflections from others in Hughes's family

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