Posts Tagged ‘alzheimer’s’

“Enduring the Unendurable” A Doctor’s Perspective on Caregiving

  As His Wife’s Caregiver, A Doctor Discovers What’s Missing At Health Care’s Core Judith Graham December 5, 2019 Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and emotionally, often beyond what they might have thought possible. Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a professor of psychiatry and anthropology at Harvard University, calls this “enduring the

Dementia Dolls: A Daughter’s Story

  I recently discovered this book: Dementia Dolls: A Daughter’s Story written by Mary Ann Kampfe. A Jersey native, Mary Ann chronicles caring for her mother, Josephine, diagnosed with dementia. In Chapter One, she writes: Mom and I throw everything we have at the world. Give us a void of any kind, and we will

Stemwinder Review

Here’s the first official write-up from the non-fiction book reviewer world: SMS Nonfiction Book Reviews   The Stemwinder

New Year, New Book!

  Artwork: Dylan Pecora   You find yourself asking, what am I doing here? This isn’t in my job description. Except, it is. Situations you never entertained suddenly become your task for the day. It is from that place where I can really get underneath the term care manager.   Coming in 2019: The Stemwinder:

Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers + Understanding the Signs

For those looking for some guidance on caring for a loved one with dementia (diagnosed in 1 in 6 people over 80), this is a wonderfully informative post from ENA, a care management company based in the UK, on causes, how to identify symptoms, and guidance on how to interact with someone with this complex

Alzheimer’s & Pain

From HealthDay News–a new study that reports critical information about Alzheimer’s and how the body processes pain: