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Title:
Chicken soup for the soul : living with Alzheimer's & other dementias : 101 stories of caregiving, coping, and compassion
Author:
Newmark, Amy, editor.
Publication Information:
Cos Cob, CT : Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
xv, 349 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Collects personal accounts from Alzheimer's patients and family members on their individual struggles, providing inspiring and uplifting tales of strength, treatment, and compassion.
General Note:
A joint project with the Alzheimer's Association.
Language:
English
Contents:
Accepting a new reality -- What does it feel like? -- Strategies and tips for coping -- Next steps and tough choices -- Taking the journey with your parent -- Younger-onset Alzheimer's -- In sickness and in health -- The lighter side -- New ways to make connections -- It takes a village -- The special bond with grandchildren.
ISBN:
9781611599343
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia? You are not alone. With 101 encouraging and inspiring stories by others like you, this book is a source of support and encouragement throughout your caregiving journey.

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people, and this book is especially for caregivers. This collection, a joint project with the Alzheimer's Association, is filled with 101 stories of love and lessons from others like you, will support and encourage you as you care for your loved one.


Author Notes

Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published 133 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for having a better life. (Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Angela Timashenka GeigerDoris LeddyGinny DuboseJill BurnsMary Margaret MannJoey McIntyreMolly GodbyMaria Montagna BohlmanSue YoungBern Nadette StanisCynthia A. GuzmanKris BahowskiLou A. BordissoLois BennettDr. Stephen HumeCarmen CruzMichael R. BellevilleAnn Mane SkerlKristen CusatoJohanna RichardsonFred KinsingerSioux RoslawskiNancy Stearns BercawDenise MarksPat TomlinsonLaura Suihkonen JonesSamantha Ducloux WaltzElizabeth Parker GarciaJeri McBrydeJames C. MagruderCarolyn MersPatty GunnettLinda O'ConnellJennifer HarringtonJean FerratierWendy PooleJim SolomonRhonda RendersTheresa HettingerKala CotaNancy Hamilton SturmJennifer L. FreedCarrie JacksonKelle Z. RileyNancy King BarnesAnn NapoletanKaren M. HenleyDr. David DavisPaul HyckieSusie Van Den AmeeleSusan YoungRose M. GrantSandy MorrisKitty KennedySherry SharpDeborah ShouseSue WatkinsBruce Michael WilliamsSara SpauldingMary Margaret LehmannSusan DeWitt WilderSusan Hanna FrookSamantha Ducloux WaltzLinda Rose EtterTamera LelandJean Salisbury CampbellHank MattimoreJoy JohnstonRosemary BarkesCrescent LoMonacoLisa R. RichardsonCheryl Edwards-CannonJohn WhiteLinda Veath CoxAmy L. SayersRobert S. NussbaumDale Adams O'NeillLaurie Rueter SchultzMarjorie HilkertKristina Aste-MayerJulie StaffenMartha DeeringerLouise Harris BerlinAngle CarrilloCindy LegorretaKristi Cocchiarella FitzGeraldW. BondTracy CrumpMadison ThomasAmanda DodsonJoanne L. LordSarah RaffertyJennie IveyJulie HornokAmy MerrillK. ThorpYvette Gonzalez-NacerEvangeline NeveJennifer WaggenerDanny CarpenterAmy L. StoutAmy Newmark
Introductionp. xi
1 Accepting a New Reality
1 My Mom the Fighter Pilotp. 1
2 Join the journeyp. 4
3 The Little Womanp. 7
4 Drama Come to Lifep. 10
5 Me and the Night Don't Get Alongp. 13
6 The Lady in the Mirrorp. 15
7 Black Eyebrowsp. 18
8 Slipping Awayp. 22
9 Good Times with Momp. 23
2 What Does It Feel Like?
10 Remember Mep. 29
11 What My Alzheimer's Diagnosis Has Taught Mep. 32
12 Coping with Alzheimer'sp. 36
13 Socializing Amidst Mental Chaosp. 38
14 What Alzheimer's Disease Feels Likep. 41
15 Living Well with Alzheimer'sp. 44
16 It's a Wonderful Life and Alzheimer'sp. 46
17 He Led the Wayp. 48
3 Strategies and Tips for Coping
18 The ABC's of Alzheimer's and Dementia for Caregiversp. 55
19 How I Learned to Liep. 58
20 The Clock with One Handp. 62
21 Mom and Her Foot Soldiersp. 65
22 Living Without Mathp. 68
23 Managing with Momp. 71
24 I Yelled at You Todayp. 75
25 Fear and Self-Pity Are My Mortal Enemiesp. 78
26 Sharing the Journeyp. 81
27 Where the Truth Liesp. 85
28 It's Sunday the 23rdp. 89
4 Next Steps and Tough Choices
29 A Survival Guide for Alzheimer's Caregiversp. 95
30 We Are a Familyp. 101
31 Yes, But 1 Still Know Himp. 103
32 One Moment at a Timep. 105
33 The Next New Stepp. 108
34 Shopping for Nursing Homesp. 111
35 No Matter Whatp. 113
36 Songs of Remembrancep. 117
5 Taking the Journey with Your Parent
37 Feeding Squirrels with Dadp. 123
38 My Mother's Eyesp. 127
39 Rewindp. 129
40 A Good Conversationp. 131
41 In Your Winter Kitchenp. 133
42 The Hand that Feedsp. 134
43 Always a Motherp. 137
44 Love Is the Answerp. 140
45 Learning Acceptancep. 143
6 Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
46 The Hardest Dayp. 149
47 The Promises We Makep. 153
48 Finding Dadp. 156
49 Life on 24th Streetp. 159
50 Bring Him to Mep. 161
51 Runaway Wordsp. 163
52 The Journey Beginsp. 166
53 On the Road with Alzheimer'sp. 168
7 In Sickness and In Health
54 Life Interruptedp. 173
55 Lessons in the Art of Lovep. 177
56 Living in the Momentp. 179
57 The Talkp. 182
58 Snowflakes and Sunshinep. 185
59 Joy Through Tearsp. 187
60 I'll Never Know, Richard Weinmanp. 190
61 My Mother's Kitchenp. 193
62 While He Still Remembersp. 195
63 The Power of What Isp. 198
8 The Lighter Side
64 Talking Potatop. 205
65 The Soft Side of Alzheimer'sp. 207
66 The Birdp. 209
67 Laughter Through the Tearsp. 213
68 French Toastp. 215
69 Comic Reliefp. 217
70 Armchair Shopperp. 220
71 The Bearp. 223
72 A Mother's Helpp. 225
9 New Ways to Make Connections
73 Dancing Wordsp. 231
74 A Bright Spot in Darknessp. 233
75 My Ticket to Happinessp. 236
76 The Man in My Mother's Roomp. 238
77 Herbertp. 240
78 I Can't Help Falling in Love with Youp. 243
79 Hidden Talentsp. 245
80 Music Therapyp. 247
81 Holding On to Dad Through Alzheimer'sp. 249
82 The Pianistp. 253
10 It Takes a Village
83 We're All Family Herep. 259
84 My Valentinep. 263
85 Still Sanchop. 265
86 TGIFp. 268
87 A Plate of Cookiesp. 271
88 Unsung Heroesp. 273
89 Those Damn Rings!p. 277
90 Remembering the Best Partp. 281
91 When Research Becomes a Passionp. 285
11 The Special Bond with Grandchildren
92 Understanding Nanap. 291
93 Out to Lunchp. 295
94 Joy in an Unexpected Friendshipp. 299
95 The Struggle for His Sanityp. 301
96 Still My Grammyp. 304
97 Pretty Little Heavenp. 307
98 All You Need Is Lovep. 310
99 Fade to Blackp. 312
100 A Beautiful Tragedyp. 314
101 No Longer a Thiefp. 317
Afterwordp. 321
Meet Our Contributorsp. 325
Meet Our Authorsp. 342
Thank Youp. 344
About the Alzheimer's Associationp. 346
About Chicken Soup for the Soulp. 349

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