07 October 2016

Caring For an Alzheimer's Patient

A lady whom I met through the 2008 Presidential campaign - she was a huge Sarah Palin supporter - had recently lost a dearly-loved companion due to Alzheimer's.

Lynda Armstrong spoke about Alzheimer’s Disease on KENS 5, a CBS affiliate out of Texas. She shared her experience of being a caregiver for a close friend who died of the disease. Thus, Alzheimer’s hits close to home and statistically will hit close to home for many of you reading this.

She wrote The Face of Alzheimer’s As Seen From the Heart of a Caregiver, after taking caring of a loved one. She watched as her friend’s mind slowly disappeared, and she no longer knew family and friends.  It’s a book that will tell you things you can do as a caregiver, and how you as the caregiver survive when your job as a caregiver is over.

You can buy The Face of Alzheimer’s in paperback for $6.99 or an e-book for $4.99. The e-book is available at the same price as an Apple iBookstore download for use on iPhones and iPads.

Note: Lynda is an extraordinary lady, and I provide this link as a favor to her. No money was exchanged nor promised, nor will it be. This book is a reflection of the knowledge gained through the heartache of watching her friend slip away. I hope you never need it, but if you do, this will help.


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Horrible affliction. My mother has been in a care facility for several years. The body lives but all communication is gone. She is well cared for by the staff for which my sister and I are immensely grateful.

In these cases there are no easy answers, or perhaps, no answers at all.

Rev. Paul said...

I'm sorry to hear that, sir. "The long goodbye" takes a terrible toll on everyone concerned.

denimflyz said...

I took care of two parents with the disease for four years by myself, until my health took a turn for the worse and ended up placing them in a nursing home until they passed in 2015. I was and still am sick of my decision, but I myself almost went under from the stress of all of it.
No easy solution.
I now pay the price by being afraid of people and places, so I go nowhere. I am not sure if I will ever be able to get the caregiver grip off my back.
my blessings to you, Sir.

Rev. Paul said...

Denim, what you did takes ALL your energy, ALL your time, and a heavy toll on your health. I'm impressed that you lasted as long as you did.
May God heal you in all ways, and get you back to where you want to be.