Voices of Alzheimer's : the healing companion : stories for courage, comfort and strength

Format: Print Book 2007
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 362.196 VOI
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Call Number  362.196 VOI
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction HEALTH 616.83 VOI 2007
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Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  HEALTH 616.83 VOI 2007
 
 
Summary
Written by those touched by the disease, this collection of more than 50 stories recounted by the spouses, victims, caregivers, friends, and family members provides a look at their journeys and serve as a companion to those currently struggling to cope with Alzheimer's. The contributors write with candor, clarity, and humor about their experiences with the disease, providing insight and strategies for living with the Alzheimer's patient and sharing about the positive effect the experience can have on those affected. These essays illustrate the indomitable strength of spirit of those whose lives are irrevocably changed in the face of heart-wrenching adversity.
Contents
Foreword / David Shenk
Introduction: The healing project / Debra LaChance
Research hits home / Michael S. Wolfe
No kidding / Charles E. McGhee
Mothering mother / Carol O'Dell
Big Dan / Danny Simmons
The stolen goodbye / Kate Williams
Language of loss / Marjorie Carlson Davis
Between the synapses / Eileen Key
The treasure in care giving / Marie Ellen Alberti Galasso
It isn't the end of the world / Barbara Jeanne Fisher
Dancing shoes / Marguerite R. Greenfield
Caught in the net / Kate Mulgrew
Assessment number two / Maryann Lesert
Mary's life, Mary's death / Aaron Liebowitz
Acquaintance / Marsha Kostura Schmidt
Once upon a memory / Carol Bogart
Mom had Alzheimer's / Ruth A. Brandwein
Whoosh! / Judy Kronenfeld
Alzheimer's, artichokes, and forgiveness / Ihla Nation
Losing my father / Brenda van Dyck
Dad's private police / Catherine A. Johnson
The art of memory and belonging / Tovli Simiryan
Rebirth / Barbara Pearson Arau
Letting go / Elizabeth Van Ingen
Before his time, the strange case of the missing salmon / Maggie B. Dickinson
Behind lace curtains / Kali J. VanBaale
For the love of Rose / Susan Melchione
Teacher's pet / Sandy McPherson Carrubba
Wherever he goes, I will follow / Amy Shore
Love, the greatest gift of all / Julie Sieving
Bridging fact and perception / Lyn Michaud
The wedding crasher / Penny Johnson Jerald
Times you don't remember, times I won't forget / Christine Fuller
Grampa forgets / Marcia Berneger
Grandma's love / Tamara Scully
The Alzheimer's journey / Dawn Eason
Firehouse / Claire Carpenter
Finding comfort, strength and inspiration / Francine Siegel
Breaking up with my gardenia / Valerie M. Smith
Goodness knows / Ruth Jones
They wanted me to tell you / Deborah Attix
Is my mother still alive? / Judith Terzi
Healing touch / Lois Vidaver
Another dementia / Ronnie Rom
Afterword: 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease / The Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's disease and a look to the feature / Maria Torroella Carney.

Additional Information
Series "Voices of" series ; bk. no. 2.
Subjects Alzheimer's disease -- Patients.
Publisher New York :LaChance Pub.,2007
Contributors Healing Project.
Language English
Description xxvii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-258).
ISBN 9781934184011
1934184012
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