Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book

by Lynda A. Markut
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Vanderbilt University Press

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Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book

Some speak of how they developed techniques to help with the everyday things their family members were beginning to forget. Others tell of the verbal and physical violence they received from those who were once gentle and loving. Still others meditate on the empty place left by an inevitable death. You get to know and care about them all. Markut and Crane, both professionals in the field and long-term caregivers to family members, present their collection of observations and advice from those who have cared for a loved one from the early symptoms and diagnosis to the final transition, covering behavior changes, emotions, transitions, holidays, loss, stress, and meaningful connections. They include profiles of their friends with dementia and their caregivers, and a caregivers' list of resources. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826514790
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Early Symptoms and Diagnosis
Who Cares and How They Do It
The Challenge of Behavior Changes
Maintaining Meaningful Involvement in Life
The Emotions of Caregiving
Transitions: Taking the Next Step
Holidays and Other Celebrations
Coping with Losses
Caregiver Stress
Meaningful Connections
Terminal Stage: Moving Forward
Growth Through Caring
Messages to Caregivers
Resources for Caregivers

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