Did You Hide the Cookies?

Did You Hide the Cookies?

by Judith Allen Shone
Did You Hide the Cookies?

Did You Hide the Cookies?

by Judith Allen Shone



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One day there is a diagnosis. And in that instant, you become a caregiver. Now what?

Unexpectedly, Judith Allen Shone begins the journey of an unprepared and terrified caregiver when her aging loved one is diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. In her mid-seventies and alone, she longs for assistance as she navigates the realm of Alzheimer's to find information, resources, services, and counseling.

Following the challenges that begin in "Is There Any Ice Cream?," the stories in "Did You Hide the Cookies?" reflect candid and personal experiences with later stages of Alzheimer's disease. Shone faces demands and heartaches that ravage and exhaust her spirit as her love's memories continue to fade, anxiety attacks increase, and COPD closes in on his lungs.

Become immersed in Shone's world as she seeks to dispel the misconceptions surrounding her love's fatal diseases. Even while she eases apprehensions and encourages caregivers to find lifelines, she cannot hide the desperation she feels when, after eight years, caregiving begins to extract an emotional and physical toll. Shone finally experiences heart wrenching conflict when her love's name is added to the crisis list, moving him toward finding residence in a long-term care facility.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163075997
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 08/21/2020
Series: Accepting the Gift of Caregiving , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 820 KB

About the Author

It never occurred to Judith Allen Shone to ask "what if" her love became ill and she had no choice but to become his caregiver.

Throughout her stories, Shone lovingly conveys caregiving experiences from the various stages of her love's Alzheimer's disease. Her honest and intimate reflections are meant to provide insight into a caregiving world for which she is unprepared.

Her first book, "Is There Any Ice Cream?," received praise from caregivers, relating primarily to how it feels to be a solo caregiver. Shone's second book, "Did You Hide the Cookies?," glimpses caregiving in the realm of dementia, as she unveils moments of understanding to allay fears.

Shone graduated with a BA in Art from Colorado State University in 1965. She has used her education in art, design, marketing, and exhibit sales and now to encourage caregivers. She still lives her caregiver role with her loved one in Canada.
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