Caregivers Related Book Reviews

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By WebMaster on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 10:58 pm:

A great book about Alzheimers Disease:

Editor's Preface
When my mother began to act strangely in the mid-1980s, I had never heard of Alzheimers disease. She was only in her 60s, and since she had always been a little mentally unbalanced, I just thought she was becoming more so. Like many of us, I managed the best I could, and not always very well.

Towards the end of her life, the term Alzheimers disease became more widely known, but when I looked for information in my local library, I was dismayed to find there were very few books in print on the subject. It was then that I decided to put together this anthology. I envisioned it as a support group in a book where each reader could find something reminiscent of their own family situation and thus experience understanding, a feeling of camaraderie, and compassion for themselves and others. I still envision it in this way, and although there is now a plethora of books in print on the subject, I still feel Love Is Ageless is unique and valuable reading, both for those with Alzheimer's disease in their families and the general public.

LOVE IS AGELESS: STORIES ABOUT ALZHEIMERS DISEASE
Second Edition, ISBN: 0-9619311-1-6
Order directly from the publisher by mail, phone, or e-mail:
Lompico Creek Press
P.O. Box 1403
Felton, CA 95018-1403
(831) 335-7696
editor@sasquatch.com

Price: $14.95 per copy
Handling & Shipping: $3.00 for the first copy, plus $1.00 for each additional copy.

http://www.loveisageless.com/main.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By CareGiverB on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 04:56 pm:

Respite Care Spells Relief for Stressed Out Caregivers
By Peter Ganther

Caregivers who take care of someone in their home must deal with the needs of their loved one 24 hours a day. Most are reluctant to ask for
help—even from siblings and other relatives—so they end up carrying the burden all by themselves. Sometimes the stress level reaches the boiling point. The only way to keep this stress from debilitating you, the caregiver, is for you to catch a break. Respite care might just be the relief you need…
Continued

http://www.caregiver.com/articles/respite_care.htm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By jsteele19085 on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 08:04 pm:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

'The Boomers' Eldercare Handbook: Oh $@#! My Parents Are Old!' Includes Valuable Internet and Other Resources Plus Financial Know-How for Shifting the Cost of Long Term Care

Written by Healthcare Attorney Lillian S. Kachmar and John F. Steele, The Handbook is a Roadmap for the Delivery of Eldercare by Baby Boomers in Our 'Culturally Downsized' Society

VILLANOVA, PA., -- "The Boomers' Eldercare Handbook: Oh $@#! My Parents Are Old!" is a reality check for all adult children dealing with the needs of aging parents and the crisis of long-term care. The combined expertise and hands-on experience of the authors is blended in a comprehensive book that explores the emotional, practical, familial, financial, and cultural facets of eldercare, with anecdotes that humanize aging issues.

The book's recurring mantra is that the need of many adult children to outsource care duties due to time constraints, logistics or limited personal or financial resources should not be a source of guilt, and does not mean they are inadequate caregivers or unloving children.

"Adult children can't ignore the realities of aging parents," advises Ms. Kachmar. "It is a fact of life -- we are all going to either die young or get old. Somewhere along the way, your parents will grow or have grown old. Wake up. It's time to address the inevitable. There are medical decisions to be made. Living arrangements to be determined. Financial considerations to be weighed. Documents to be drafted and signed. And, ultimately, funerals to be planned, and estates to be settled. It's not pretty, but it is pretty unavoidable."

A shocking reality is funding long-term care, with the monthly cost of nursing homes averaging about $6,000. Medicare and Medigap will pay almost nothing toward long-term care. Medicaid will pay for virtually everything but frightens many who find they must exhaust their assets to become eligible. The complex Medicaid rules and planning tips to help preserve assets, and long term care insurance, are explained.

Retirement communities, nursing homes, living wills, durable powers of attorney and hospice care, are just a few of the topics covered. Although written for Boomers by Boomers, anyone with an interest in eldercare will find this work useful in navigating the minefields of aging.

More information -- http://www.boomerseldercarehandbook.com or
http://www.InfinityPublishing.com
Toll-free 877-289-2665; 610-520-2500
ISBN 0-7414-1398-1

Media Contact: John F. Steele
Telephone:610-527-1596
E-mail jsteele@boomerseldercarehandbook.com
http://www.boomerseldercarehandbook.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By melajessi on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 05:30 am:

I write to honor my sister and to my father who is in late stage
ALZ, Our Journey is similar to others I have encountered, the fear, the heartwrenching decisions, the family feuds about the choices we face. What makes my sister so special is she chronicled one year in which she was caring for my father and her one year old daughter. The book is called
The House on Beartown Road, A Memoir of Learning and Forgetting by Elizabeth Cohen.
I am very proud of my sister for having the courage to journal her story. When I sent her my father from NM as I could no longer care for both my mother with COPD and my two little kids and my fathers failing mind, she had just moved to upstate NY in the country with her husband and New Baby. Well, her husband leaves immediately and so her memorable winter story begins. The parallels she draws as her daughter learns and my father forgets are intriguing. She extrapolates humor at every corner and as the NY Times review and others say what could have been a scathing self pity party is actually a lovely story of courage, memories and hope. My father had a Ph.D. in Economics and is a Professor Emeritus from NM, Dr. Sanford Cohen. This message is honor of him.
Thanks for letting me share.


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