Measure of the heart: caring for a parent with Alzheimer's

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Publisher:
Springboard Press,
Pub. Date:
2009.
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1st trade ed.
Language:
English
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Mary Ellen Geist decided to leave her job as a CBS Radio anchor to return home to Michigan when her father's Alzheimer's got to be too much for her mother to shoulder alone. She chose to live her life by a different set of priorities: to be guided by her heart, not by outside accomplishment and recognition. TheNew York Timeswrote a front page story on Mary Ellen on Thanksgiving 2005. It was one of the most e-mailed stories for the month. Through her own story and through interviews with doctors and other women who've followed the "Daughter Track"--leaving a job to care for an aging parent--Geist offers emotional insights on how to encourage interaction with the loved one you're caring for; how to determine daily tasks that are achievable and rewarding; how the personality of the patient affects the caregiving and the progression of the diseases; as well as invaluable advice about how caregivers can take care of themselves while accomplishing the Herculean task of constantly caring for others. Geist's years in journalism allow her to report on Boomers' caretaking dilemmas with professional objectivity, and her warm voice brings compassion and insight to one of the most difficult stituations a son or daughter may face during his or her life.
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subject_facetAdult children of aging parents -- United States -- Biography
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Care
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Biographies
Geist, Mary Ellen
Geist, Woody -- Mental health
Radio journalists -- United States -- Biography
title_displayMeasure of the heart : caring for a parent with Alzheimer's
title_fullMeasure of the heart : caring for a parent with Alzheimer's / Mary Ellen Geist ; foreword by Oliver Sacks
title_shortMeasure of the heart
title_subcaring for a parent with Alzheimer's
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Alzheimer's disease
Care
Geist, Mary Ellen
Geist, Woody
Mental health
Patients
Radio journalists