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Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss
Title: Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss
Author: Leeza Gibbons, James Huysman, Psy. D. LCSW, and Rosemary DeAngelis Laird, M.D.
While memory loss is the focus of the book’s first section, the rest offers excellent advice for family caregivers to how to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally, from exercises to keep one strong enough to aid the patient to dealing with guilt and denial around a loved one’s memory loss.
Designed for those giving care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders, this informative and inspiring guide explores how to take care of oneself in order to meet the challenges of giving care to another. Heartfelt, candid accounts by television host Leeza Gibbons and the members of her family who cared for Leeza’s mother, Jean, for more than a decade after her Alzheimer’s diagnosisare combined with current medical, nutritional, psychological, and spiritual information and advice for caregivers. A comprehensive resources section and photo scrapbook of Leeza and her family are also included.