When a parent or friend has Alzheimer’s: What you need to know
Version 1. © 2018 Barbara Ivey.
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Someone you love has Alzheimer’s. Someone else you love is caring for them. The caregiver sounds tired. You offer support. They tell you everything is fine. You’re busy with work. Maybe you live hours away. How can you know what is REALLY going on with them – and how you can help?
When a parent or friend has Alzheimer’s: What you need to know, is 47 pages of Alzheimer’s insight written just for family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s. Some of these sixteen essays are new, others are improved versions of blog posts published on theperfectthing.info.
Barbara Ivey has been squirreling these gems away for a full-length book. Then something happened in November 2018. Participants at the first Faith, Family & Alzheimer’s event talked about their search for clues to help them solve the mystery of what is happening in the homes of people living with Alzheimer’s.
We knew that many of the clues they need are in this collection. In response, we decided to offer it as a .pdf download. When a parent or friend has Alzheimer’s: What you need to know prints beautifully (if you’d like to print some or all of it). And since it’s a work in progress, we’re offering it at a bargain-basement price.
When a parent or friend has Alzheimer’s: What you need to know will help you see the true experience of Alzheimer’s more clearly than ever before. Best of all, it will make it easy and urgent for you to respond with support for the people you love.
Chapter 1 | Things adult children need to hear
Chapter 2 | Acceptance
Chapter 3 | A love letter I wish I had sent to my Dad when my Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
Chapter 4 | What your caregiver really wants from you
Chapter 5 | Things a caregiver needs to hear about their adult children during a Loved One’s Alzheimer’s
Chapter 6 | What 24 hours in your parents’ home can teach you
Chapter 7 | Phone support for an Alzheimer’s caregiver parent
Chapter 8 | Are you a Caregiver? Why it matters for you to know
Chapter 9 | How to ask for help
Chapter 10 | Preparing for a holiday with a family member with Alzheimer’s? Ask these questions first
Chapter 11 | Success Measures for Alzheimer’s Caregiving
Chapter 12 | Independent Living and your Loved One: When is it time for a change?
Chapter 13 | Why Thanksgiving Dinner was late
Chapter 14 | Handle your Caregiver with care
Chapter 15 | Alzheimer’s at Lunch: Jack and Mrs. Spratt
Chapter 16 | Mistreatment: It can happen to your Loved One