Nothing Left to Burn: A Caregiver's Voice

Nothing Left to Burn: A Caregiver's Voice

by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot


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Nothing Left to Burn: A Caregiver's Voice by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot

"Where is our house?" These four simple words spoken by Charlie would commence years of struggle, heartbreak and learning. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, a once brilliant college professor struggled to conceptualize a world which grew increasingly more complicated and confusing.
NOTHING LEFT TO BURN graphically and vividly describes Charlie's journey into the quadmire of Alzheimer's while his wife attempts to transition to her new role of caregiver. While disease continued to pummel and permeate Charlie's brain, shredding connections and shattering the known world, his psychologist wife began a search into ways to compensate for Charlie's decline while still maintaining a meaningful relationship with a man she no longer knew.
This is a true story which will have an inevitable ending. In the meantime, the author hopes her story might help others toward an uncerstanding of the day-to-day struggles so that families and caregivers may move forward, making informed decisions which result in feelings of well-being for patient and caregiver alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514811184
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2015
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has treated children and their families for decades. While in private practice in Iowa, she worked extensively with the Department of Human Services and the Juvenile Justice System.
After her move to Florida, Dr. Pirnot worked in private private practice and contracted to long term care facilities to assess and treat various forms of dementia.
Many of Dr. Pirnot's book characters are patterned after traits of the children treated in her practice. She stresses instilling a sense of efficacy in children. Adult characters are viewed as resourceful and capable of making life-changing decisions. In the course of becoming an Alzheimer's caregiver, Dr. Pirnot utilized many of the same interventions that help children toward a better quality of life. The author currently resides in Sarasota, Florida with her adult children and her grandchildren.

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