The Caregiver s Tale

The Caregiver s Tale

Stories and lessons from the first year of caregiving a spouse with TBI.

Author: Marie Thérèse Gass

Publisher:

ISBN: 0965181677

Category: Caregivers

Page: 202

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Stories and lessons from the first year of caregiving a spouse with TBI.
Categories: Caregivers

The Caregiver s Tale

The Caregiver s Tale

Loss and Renewal in Memoirs of Family Life Ann Burack-Weiss. Ann Burack-
Weiss The Caregiver's Tale Loss and Renewal in Memoirs of Family Life The
Caregiver's Tale The Caregiver's Tale Loss and Renewal in. Front Cover.

Author: Ann Burack-Weiss

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231510776

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Ann Burack-Weiss explores a rich variety of published memoirs by authors who cared for ill or disabled family members. Contrary to the common belief that caregiving is nothing more than a stressful situation to be endured, memoirs describe a life transforming experience-self-discovery, a reordering of one's priorities, and a changed view of the world. The Caregiver's Tale offers insight and comfort to individuals caring for a loved one and is a valuable resource for all health care professionals. Identifying common themes, Burack-Weiss describes how the illness career and social meaning of cancer, dementia, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and chemical dependence affect the caregiving experience. She applies the same method to an examination of family roles: parents caring for ailing children, couples and siblings caring for one another, and adult children caring for aging parents. Jamaica Kincaid, Sue Miller, Paul Monette, Kenzaburo Oë, and Philip Roth are among the many authors who share their caregiving stories. Burack-Weiss provides an annotated bibliography of the more than one hundred memoirs and an accompanying chart to help readers locate those of greatest interest to them.
Categories: Social Science

The Caregiver s Tale

The Caregiver s Tale

This is a work of creative non-fiction that explores the emotional journey of a caregiver dealing unexpectedly with his wife's progressive neurological condition.

Author: Colin Sterling

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1059304753

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This is a work of creative non-fiction that explores the emotional journey of a caregiver dealing unexpectedly with his wife's progressive neurological condition. It is written in scenes, much like a novel, and includes brief interviews with others who have found themselves in the role of spousal caregiver. The focus is on the feelings and experiences of a caregiver and every attempt is made, even when it is uncomfortable, to be honest and open about the experience.
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Untethered

Untethered

All proceeds from the sale of Untethered: A Caregiver

Author: Phyllis Peters

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578130041

Category: Adult children of aging parents

Page: 308

View: 900

"Untethered: A Caregiver's Tale is that rare thing, funny fiction about a serious subject. It tells the story of Tom, a baby boomer with aging parents who need to be watched over, his young wife Mel, and a number of stray seniors who seem to have walked out of a P. G. Wodehouse story. Engaging and moving, this novel will keep you reading past your bedtime." -Wyn Cooper, author of Chaos is the New Calm "You can't avoid death, taxes, and caring for the elderly." -Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer, producers/creators, Getting On Tom Conklin is a workaday administrator and proud baby boomer. His recent divorce has just ended in marriage to Mel-a sexy, younger French colleague-as he begins caring for his aging and increasingly difficult parents. When his formerly upstanding dad gets arrested for assault with an old dial phone, Tom tries to persuade his parents to sign over their power of attorney, to stop driving, or to take up a comparatively safe hobby like genital tattooing. Denial, however, becomes Tom's most powerful adversary. With Mel's desire for children proving a game changer, his pot-smoking, French great-grandmother-in-law moving in, and his elderly neighbors challenging his very sense of self, Tom escapes into magical thinking. Buying into local lore sends him searching for real buried treasure, but meaningful, emotional treasure proves much more elusive. Untethered: A Caregiver's Tale is full-length fiction as comic relief. It celebrates the modern family at its funniest and most vulnerable, offering cathartic fun aimed not at the caregiven, but in praise of the caregiver. Untethered: A Caregiver's Tale is now a feature of the fundraising efforts for the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) via the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. 100% of the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the AMP's efforts at eradicating Alzheimer's. Please visit www.untetheredcaregiver.com to learn more.
Categories: Adult children of aging parents

My Mother Has Alzheimer s and My Dog Has Tapeworms A Caregiver s Tale

My Mother Has Alzheimer s and My Dog Has Tapeworms A Caregiver s Tale

No story there. Not so, with Alzheimer's. This is our story. A is for the A in
Alzheimer's. Even though in this context we view it as a “bad” letter, maybe you
as the caregiver can view it as a love letter. If you're taking care of someone with
 ...

Author: R Lynn Barnett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780983783114

Category:

Page: 296

View: 761

This book is about how we dealt with my mom with Alzheimer's. It's written with humor and heart.
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Prisoners Without Bars

Prisoners Without Bars

This heart-wrenching and triumphant love story is a tale of advocacy and caregiving. Donna's husband, David, stumbled into their bedroom, his hand covering a blood-filled eye from a brain hemorrhage. Donna called 9-1-1.

Author: Donna O'Donnell Figurski

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 9781608082063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 392

This heart-wrenching and triumphant love story is a tale of advocacy and caregiving. Donna's husband, David, stumbled into their bedroom, his hand covering a blood-filled eye from a brain hemorrhage. Donna called 9-1-1. David slipped into a coma. At that moment, Donna was thrust onto the path of caregiver for her best friend and the love of her life. In her debut memoir, Donna shares how a neurosurgeon said that David would make a "great organ donor." She writes of arrogant doctors, uncaring visitors, insensitive ambulance drivers, and problematic nurses. She also tells of the many compassionate doctors, nurses, therapists, staff, strangers, family members, and friends who helped them on their journey. Donna compellingly describes her ability to appear positive as she experiences the horror of making life-or-death decisions. As her world crashes, she credits laughter as her lifesaver. More than thirteen years later, Donna and David are living a "new normal" together.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

What's captured here, in this book, are my thoughts and reactions over time as I came to terms with her disease. These mini-essays represent a curated selection of writings I've been publishing on social media since 2014.

Author: John W. Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0971042764

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I'm a caregiver. The patient is my wife. She has frontotemporal dementia, or FTD. What's captured here, in this book, are my thoughts and reactions over time as I came to terms with her disease. These mini-essays represent a curated selection of writings I've been publishing on social media since 2014. In the beginning, they were simply observations about the natural world of the Texas Hill Country. Gradually, however, my wife's disease came to occupy center stage; as it did, the essays became the public face of our life.
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A Caregiver s Story

A Caregiver s Story

Have you felt numb, angry, powerless, sad and terrified all at the same time? Have you felt like you don't know how to act, where to turn or what to do? This dementia book shows two people deteriorating mentally.

Author: Sharita Stello

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798730014107

Category:

Page: 238

View: 603

Does your loved one have dementia or Alzheimer's? Have you felt numb, angry, powerless, sad and terrified all at the same time? Have you felt like you don't know how to act, where to turn or what to do? This dementia book shows two people deteriorating mentally. It is an insightful tale lived with duty to others in mind and told with love, humor, compassion, and accuracy of detail. Like a visual painting suggests concepts or ideas, this book draws a roadmap through the morass of caring for the patient with dementia. It is suggestive not literal. Each patient with dementia is different. Because of the conflicting emotions generated in the required role reversals, nothing in life is harder to assimilate. It brings out the best and worst in both the caretaker and the person with dementia. The author grasped this as she lived through it and walked hand in hand with her parents following this long journey to its end. Let's not waste any more time! Dive in and start reading!
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A Long and Winding Road

A Long and Winding Road

" Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now.

Author: Linda Brendle

Publisher: Anaiah Press

ISBN:

Category: Popular music

Page: 239

View: 928

"Sometimes, reality really bites. Alzheimer's has wrapped Mom's brain into knots; vascular dementia has attacked dad, and instead of carefree retirees, we have become caregivers. Regardless, dreams die hard, and we somehow stumbled into the purchase of a forty-foot motor home. That's when all four of us set out on this seven-week trek across sixteen U.S. states. Now, Dad stopped up the toilet again; Mom wet her last pair of clean jeans, and David just announced he was hungry. My head is beginning to pound, and I know this isn't going to be the easygoing retirement we imagined for ourselves." Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving.
Categories: Popular music

A Tale of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters

This is the tale of two sisters being held captive by their loved ones.

Author: Bonnie Kronberger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1088708501

Category:

Page: 140

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This is the tale of two sisters being held captive by their loved ones. The role of caregiver was thrust upon them, without invitation or consent, and they found themselves on the road to the worst of times and miraculously, the best of times. Linda's caregiving challenges came to an end just as Bonnie's came to light, yet they have chosen to weave their vignettes and stories back and forth. Linda's tale unfolds gradually as God shows her, through significant flashbacks, how He had already prepared her for her assignment. Bonnie's tale is straight-forward, with practical, creative caregiving insights gained through the Lord's very present on-the-job training. Their circumstances were different, but both give amazing examples of how Alzheimer's brought surprising blessings. They experienced unexpected times of joy as their caregiving journey drew them closer to the Lord's heart--even though they were reluctant caregivers.
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The Caregiver

The Caregiver

“It's impossible to read Park's graceful novel, his second, without pausing to
appreciate the poignancy of the story behind it ... [The Caregiver] is a tender
motherdaughter story that alternates between 1980s Brazil and present day Los
Angeles .

Author: Samuel Park

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501178795

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 371

From the critically acclaimed author of This Burns My Heart comes a “luminous mother-daughter saga” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young woman who is forced to flee 1980s Brazil for California, and in doing so unearths the hidden life of her enigmatic mother. Mara Alencar’s mother Ana is her moon, her sun, her stars. Ana, a struggling voice-over actress, is an admirably brave and recklessly impulsive woman who does everything in her power to care for her little girl in perilous 1980s Rio de Janeiro. With no other family or friends her own age, Ana eclipses Mara’s entire world. They take turns caring for each other—in ways big and small. But who is Ana, really? As she grows older, Mara slowly begins to piece together the many facets of Ana’s complicated life—a mother, a rebel, and always, an actress. When Ana becomes involved with a civilian rebel group attempting to undermine the city’s cruel Police Chief, their fragile arrangement begins to unravel. Mara is forced to flee the only home she’s ever known, for California, where she lives as an undocumented immigrant, caregiving for a dying woman. It’s here that she begins to grapple with her turbulent past and starts to uncover vital truths—about her mother, herself, and what it means to truly take care of someone. A “lovely and heartbreaking” (People) story that is “simultaneously dreamlike and visceral” (The Atlantic), The Caregiver is “a beautiful testament to Samuel Park’s extraordinary talents as a storyteller…that reads, in some moments, like a thriller—and, in others, like a meditation on what it means to be alive…A ferocious page-turner with deep wells of compassion for the struggles of the living—and the sins of the dead” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Categories: Fiction

Sustenance and Hope for Caregivers of Elderly Parents The Bread of Angels

Sustenance and Hope for Caregivers of Elderly Parents  The Bread of Angels

To understand how illness is interpreted by elderly loved ones, listen to their
stories. Storytelling is nourishment and helps an aging parent talk about life's
high points and low points. What is even more important, however, is for the
caregiver to ...

Author: Gloria G. Barsamian

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 9780313360121

Category: Psychology

Page: 125

View: 602

This volume provides a practical exploration of one of today's most complex and challenging issues—the care of an elderly parent—with an innovative approach that emphasizes how rewarding the caregiver/care-receiver relationship can be. • Appendices provide lists of print and online resources, a self-help directory, and practical advice on preparing for the financial toll of caregiving • Two chapters, "The Man with 10,000 Names" and "Betty Brillo's Diary" provide astounding true accounts of the difficulties and triumphs of parental caregiving
Categories: Psychology

My Brother s Keeper

My Brother s Keeper

She learned about herself and lost thirty pounds, but she also discovered a tenacity she didn't know she had. This is a tale that can help those who must care for others.

Author: Wendy Mac Ewan Kroger

Publisher:

ISBN: 161296771X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

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Wendy Mac Ewan Kroger's love for her younger brother led her on a frightening and difficult journey after he suffered a major stroke. The episode plays out in My Brother's Keeper: A Caregiver's Story, from visits to hospitals and care facilities to sharing a home to dealing with a myriad of issues, none of which was easy. Over the course of several years, Wendy became her brother's caregiver, advocate, drill sergeant, mother - whatever helped. My Brother's Keeper shares what she learned in hopes others who are inadvertent caregivers may benefit from the experience: Medical jargon, Medicaid, power of attorney, student loans, unraveling red tape, the IRS, credit unions, business owners, stellar professionals and unbelievable friends. She learned about herself and lost thirty pounds, but she also discovered a tenacity she didn't know she had. This is a tale that can help those who must care for others.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Rat s Tale

The Rat s Tale

Alzheimer's mystery story Robert H. Rogge. patient and the caregiver. But in their
case, they started the then experimental medication about as early as they could
which was at the midpoint of the disease. It helped an at-home caregiver or a ...

Author: Robert H. Rogge

Publisher:

ISBN: 0965731901

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 193

View: 827

Categories: Alzheimer's disease

Brain Heal Thyself

Brain  Heal Thyself

Part memoir, part recovery manual, Brain, Heal Thyself is a guidebook for thousands of shell-shocked individuals who suddenly find themselves having to make life and death decisions for those they love.

Author: Madonna Siles

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612830048

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 889

A Caregiver’s Tale When Eve suffered a near-fatal brain aneurysm, Madonna Siles, her housemate and friend, too quickly found herself making critical short- and long-term medical care decisions without any help. When the insurance and financial resources ran out and the conventional therapy providers discharged zombie-like Eve to the homecare of a solitary caregiver, both their futures seemed hopeless. Instead of giving up, Madonna Siles drew on life experience and her marketing career to develop a rehabilitation program that harnessed the power of the subconscious mind. Using motivational techniques borrowed from the advertising world, she appealed to Eve’s subconscious to bypass the brain damage and restore normal functioning. In three short years, even the doctors were amazed at Eve’s recovery and return to a near-normal life. Part memoir, part recovery manual, Brain, Heal Thyself is a guidebook for thousands of shell-shocked individuals who suddenly find themselves having to make life and death decisions for those they love. With humor, warmth, and arresting honesty, Madonna Siles’s lively narrative closely examines not only the patient’s recovery, but also the crucial role of caregivers—and the emotional, financial, and practical pressures they face.
Categories: Self-Help

Recalling Our Own Stories

Recalling Our Own Stories

Spiritual Renewal for Religious Caregivers Edward P. Wimberly. clearly reactive ,
rooted in her ... to invest in caregiving . The Myth of the Knight in Shining Armor
When young girls are exposed to romantic stories , they often take root in their ...

Author: Edward P. Wimberly

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: PSU:000031963343

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 258

Reconnect with your original call to ministry and passion for caregiving with this spiritual reneretreat in book form. Clergy and other professional religious caregivers routinely find that parishioners and clients expect from them a superhuman level of empathy and love?a level that embodies God's love. Many of these caregivers expect no less of themselves. This myth of perfection often leads to burnout in caregivers, who then run the risk of damaging themselves and others. Minister and counselor Edward P. Wimberly crafts a powerful and innovative path to renewal based on his popular workshops and retreats. He guides religious professionals?trained to attend to the stories of others?to reexamine the personal and professional stories that shape their own lives as individuals, family members, and ministers. Recalling Our Own Stories, a spiritual renewal retreat in book form, guides religious professionals in reconnecting with their original calling. Most important, it offers readers ways to reauthor their personal mythologies, giving them renewed vigor in ministry and caregiving. Wimberly shares the varied life stories of caregivers of diverse cultural backgrounds while walking readers through the process of revisiting their lives, recognizing unrealistic expectations, and transforming wounded beliefs into sources of compassion, strength, and renewal.
Categories: Religion

Journal of Social Work Education

Journal of Social Work Education

Ann Bracks Pardly columbia.edu/cu/cup The Caregiver's Tale Social Capital and
The Caregiver's Tale Loss and Renewal in Welfare Reform Memoirs of Family
Life Organizations , Congregations , Ann Burack - Weiss and Communities " A ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556037544830

Category: Social work education

Page:

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Categories: Social work education

The Story Of A Dementia s Daughter

The Story Of A Dementia s Daughter

Have you felt numb, angry, powerless, sad and terrified all at the same time? Have you felt like you don't know how to act, where to turn or what to do? This dementia book shows two people deteriorating mentally.

Author: Adria Perz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798731538411

Category:

Page: 238

View: 979

Does your loved one have dementia or Alzheimer's? Have you felt numb, angry, powerless, sad and terrified all at the same time? Have you felt like you don't know how to act, where to turn or what to do? This dementia book shows two people deteriorating mentally. It is an insightful tale lived with duty to others in mind and told with love, humor, compassion, and accuracy of detail. Like a visual painting suggests concepts or ideas, this book draws a roadmap through the morass of caring for the patient with dementia. It is suggestive not literal. Each patient with dementia is different. Because of the conflicting emotions generated in the required role reversals, nothing in life is harder to assimilate. It brings out the best and worst in both the caretaker and the person with dementia. The author grasped this as she lived through it and walked hand in hand with her parents following this long journey to its end. Let's not waste any more time! Dive in and start reading!
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Early Childhood Language Arts

Early Childhood Language Arts

Narrative and expository texts have a common goal , for whether the child is
reading a fairy tale or a " how - to ” book about ... Among the people he contacts
are the Caregivers who share books children ' s services librarian , a troupe of ...

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X004904386

Category: Education

Page: 382

View: 924

"Now in its fourth edition, Early Childhood Language Arts offers a more comprehensive look at early childhood education than any other text, integrating all aspects of language arts : listening, speaking, reading, and writing"--Back cover.
Categories: Education