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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease : a Christian perspective

Author: Elizabeth T Hall
Publisher: New York : Haworth Pastoral Press, ©2000.
Series: Haworth religion and mental health.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease: A Christian Perspective, clergy and caregivers will discover a woman's touching story about her daily struggles as a caregiver to her mother who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and how God's presence in her life has helped reduce her struggles. You will also find practical day-to-day tips for living with a loved one suffering from senile dementia and how  Read more...
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Named Person: Elizabeth T Hall; Elizabeth T Hall; Elizabeth T Hall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth T Hall
ISBN: 0789008726 9780789008725 0789008734 9780789008732
OCLC Number: 41662594
Description: xiii, 149 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the reason for it all --
Faith in spite of fear --
Caring for your loved one-legally --
Surviving the diagnosis --
Choices : stage one --
Giving up --
Anger : when "nasty" creeps into your life --
Agitation, sleep disturbances, and other disasters --
Dialogue with dementia : communication problems --
Individual differences --
Fears, phobias, fantasies, and other foibles --
Role reversal : learning to say "no" --
Taking care of yourself --
Smoochies, snugglies, and other warm fuzzies --
Choices : stage two : placement? --
Support groups --
Survival pointers for everyday life --
Moral judgments : when black and white turn gray --
Journey's end --
Epilogue --
Closing thoughts --
I heard my mother's voice again --
I wonder about Alzheimer's --
Waiting --
Today --
Fighting back --
Final prayer --
Recommended reading --
Index.
Series Title: Haworth religion and mental health.
Responsibility: Elizabeth T. Hall.

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"Through Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease: A Christian Perspective, clergy and caregivers will discover a woman's touching story about her daily struggles as a caregiver to her mother who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and how God's presence in her life has helped reduce her struggles. You will also find practical day-to-day tips for living with a loved one suffering from senile dementia and how your spirituality can make the journey easier for both of you. Caring and supportive, this important guide provides an honest description of the emotions you may be forced to come to terms with while dealing with a loved one or parishioner with Alzheimer's disease and how God's presence in your life can help lift your burden. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
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