A Healing Hug for Alzheimer's Caregivers: All About Caring, Grieving and Making Life Better

by Elizabeth Postle RN HV

Publisher: Elizabeth Postle RN HV

Publication Date: October 04, 2016

ISBN: 9781370490134

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This valuable caregivers’ guide is written for those caring for Alzheimer’s sufferers as well as their families, but it will also be useful for those starting out on a career in the caring profession.

Whether you are worrying about a sufferer who is still living alone, caring for a spouse or parent at home, or visiting a relative in a care home, Elizabeth will guide you through all the problems which may arise, and will help you with the grief that you will face along the way. This book will enable you to make decisions and provide the best care you can, while looking after your own needs as well.

The guide acknowledges the grief involved in losing a loved one gradually to dementia, while coping with the responsibilities and difficulties of Alzheimer’s home care.

The book provides both emotional and practical support, with ideas to make life easier and more pleasurable for all involved. From the early days of coming to terms with the diagnosis, the book takes you stage by stage through each step.

There are real Alzheimer’s stories, many ideas for activities and an interview with a caregiver. (All names have been changed for privacy reasons).

Difficult decisions such as accepting respite care or finding a permanent care home for your relative are worked through with common sense and a positive attitude for the welfare of all concerned.

Elizabeth believes in involving the whole family and community in caring for the elderly and she has many ideas for bringing children together with their grandparents which bring much pleasure to both young and old.

Until we can prevent Alzheimer's disease or find a cure, what we can do for now is understand the symptoms as well as we can, and provide the best care and compassion for the families it affects.

This book gives you a healing hug every step of the journey.

About the author:

Elizabeth Postle began a 45 year career in nursing and healthcare in 1955 when ...