Have you experienced the pain of watching a loved one suffer from Alzheimer's disease? Finding Mom in the Midst of Alzheimer's is written from the perspective of a caregiver who has experienced lifelong emotional and verbal abuse at the hands of a parent, who was later consumed by the devastating effects of dementia.
Author, Dianne Osmun, shares her own story of caring for her mother, who has Alzheimer's Disease. Through her transparent, raw account, readers will:
Understand the insidious nature of dementia, while also gaining pragmatic insight and guidance on caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's.
Understand the dynamics of abuse and how, through understanding, you can overcome childhood traumas, so that you are able to love and accept your loved one as they are now
Understand how to identify supports and resources to help navigate the murky waters of dementia. You don't need to suffer alone. Start your own journey of healing, reconciliation, and acceptance today.
DIANNE OSMUN has the rare perspective of having a mental health background, along with education in fine arts and experience in advocating for victims of violence and abuse. This uniquely qualifies her to view dementia within the context of abuse.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Kary Oberbrunner
Part 1 In the Beginning
1 Making of a Belief System
2 What's in a Diagnosis?
3 The Shifting Sands Upon Which Our Foundation is Built
4 A New Way of Life
Part 2 An All-Encompassing Affliction
5 How Did the Corn Get into the Garage?
6 A Loss and A Celebration
7 I Drove the Lawn Mower into the Ravine
Part 3 Everyone Needs a Little Help
8 I Have a Proposition for You
9 What Makes You Think You Can Do This?
10 The Counter-Proposal
Part 4 Twists, Turns, Bumps, and Potholes Along Life's Highway
11 Let Me Introduce You
12 My Cats are All Gone
13 This is My Cousin Nancy
14 Do You Know My Dad's Phone Number?
15 Genealogy Tells a Story
16 I Think Someone is Playing Games
17 I'm Proud of You
18 Expect the Worst and You'll Never Be Disappointed
19 Fresh Conversations
20 Do You Know What Happened to My Teeth?
21 Touring the Skywalk
22 I've Never Had My Own Account Before
23 I'm Not After Your Job or Anything
24 Those Aren't Your Glasses
25 Making God Laugh
26 I Don't Know What I was Doing Fifty-One Years Ago Today
Part 5 Turning Points
27 I'm Going to Say Something and You're Not Going to Like It
28 Damned if I Do, Damned if I Don't
30 Don't I Get Any Say in This?
31 I am Taking Back Control of My House