Navigating Alzheimer's: 12 Truths about Caring for Your Loved One

Navigating Alzheimer's: 12 Truths about Caring for Your Loved One

by Mary K. Doyle

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Overview

Journalist and author Mary K. Doyle has written a poignant but practical handbook for Alzheimer's caregivers that will enlighten anyone touched by this debilitating disease. She offers straightforward guidelines for caregivers and their families, important lessons she learned in the eleven years she has been caring for her beloved husband, Marshall. She writes frankly about: recognizing the warning signs of Alzheimer's; understanding the disease's typical progression; managing conflict with family and friends; the importance of caring for yourself; the emotional, physical, and financial costs of caregiving; and how, when, and where to find help-- including sound advice on making the critical choice among assisted-living facilities when that time comes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879466367
Publisher: In Extenso Press
Publication date: 10/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Books, blogs, or feature articles, Mary K Doyle's writings are rich in content, easy and enjoyable to read, and avenues for personal growth and compassion. Her powerful faith and decades of writing experience is evident in her story-telling style. Mary has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Leadership with Highest Distinction from Judson University. Her seven published books include: Navigating Alzheimer's, Saint Theodora and Her Promise to God (Award Winner in the 2014 CPA Book Awards); Young in the Spirit (Award Winner in the Great Midwest Book Festival and CPA Book Awards); Grieving with Mary; The Seven Principles of Sainthood; The Rosary Prayer by Prayer; and Mentoring Heroes. Books, blogs, or feature articles, Mary K Doyle's writings are rich in content, easy and enjoyable to read, and avenues for personal growth and compassion. Her powerful faith and decades of writing experience is evident in her story-telling style. Mary has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Leadership with Highest Distinction from Judson University. Her seven published books include: Navigating Alzheimer's, Saint Theodora and Her Promise to God (Award Winner in the 2014 CPA Book Awards); Young in the Spirit (Award Winner in the Great Midwest Book Festival and CPA Book Awards); Grieving with Mary; The Seven Principles of Sainthood; The Rosary Prayer by Prayer; and Mentoring Heroes. Books, blogs, or feature articles, Mary K Doyle's writings are rich in content, easy and enjoyable to read, and avenues for personal growth and compassion. Her powerful faith and decades of writing experience is evident in her story-telling style. Mary has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Leadership with Highest Distinction from Judson University. Her seven published books include: Navigating Alzheimer's, Saint Theodora and Her Promise to God (Award Winner in the 2014 CPA Book Awards); Young in the Spirit (Award Winner in the Great Midwest Book Festival and CPA Book Awards); Grieving with Mary; The Seven Principles of Sainthood; The Rosary Prayer by Prayer; and Mentoring Heroes. Books, blogs, or feature articles, Mary K Doyle's writings are rich in content, easy and enjoyable to read, and avenues for personal growth and compassion. Her powerful faith and decades of writing experience is evident in her story-telling style. Mary has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Leadership with Highest Distinction from Judson University. Her seven published books include: Navigating Alzheimer's, Saint Theodora and Her Promise to God (Award Winner in the 2014 CPA Book Awards); Young in the Spirit (Award Winner in the Great Midwest Book Festival and CPA Book Awards); Grieving with Mary; The Seven Principles of Sainthood; The Rosary Prayer by Prayer; and Mentoring Heroes.

Table of Contents

Foreword Herbert Sohn 9

Setting Sail for the High Seas 11

1 Alzheimer's Is Not a Part of Normal Aging 15

2 The Manner and Length of Illness Cannot Be Predicted 23

3 Pople with Alzheimer's Have at Least Two Different Personalities 29

4 We Play an Important Role in Our Loved Ones' Behaviour 37

5 Plans Require Flexibility 45

6 Alzheimer's Prompts Perpetual Mourning 49

7 We Are Only Human 55

8 Outsiders Rarely Understand 61

9 Caregiving Is Costly 67

10 We Cannot Care for Our Loved Ones Alone 73

11 Assisted Living Is NOT Abandonment 83

12 The Present Is a Gift 93

Resources 99

Glossary 103

Bibliography 105

Acknowledgments 107

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