Memoirs of a Caregiver

Memoirs of a Caregiver

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Alzheimera€™s is a memory-robbing, debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans. For most families, having just one member afflicted with Alzheimera€™s disease can be devastating. In her poignant memoir, Cynthia Young shares her story of love and devotion as she learns how to care for four family members stricken with Alzheimera€™s disease over a ten-year period. Young narrates a journey filled with laughter, challenges, and sorrow as she commutes from California to Michigan to care for her mother, two aunts, and a cousin. She provides insight into how the disease progresses and gradually destroys the memory and abilities to learn, reason, make sound judgments, communicate, and carry out daily activities. While sharing her personal story and detailing how she overcame each obstacle along the way, Young also teaches other caregivers how to use valuable resources, navigate the court system as a guardian and conservator, handle the Alzheimera€™s personality, and search for an assisted-living facility. Memoirs of a Caregiver shares one womana€™s inspiring story of unconditional love and courage with the hope that it will encourage and empower other caregivers to be diligent, strong, and, most importantly, to never give up. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be directed to the Alzheimera€™s Association.I was at home enjoying the evening with my honey when my phone rang around 8:30 p.m. The second I saw the 248 area code come up on my display, my heart sunk. These late-night calls coming out of Detroit (it was 11:30 p.m. there) wereanbsp;...

Title:Memoirs of a Caregiver
Author:Cynthia Young
Publisher:iUniverse - 2013-01-31


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