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  • Published: New York : Springboard Press, 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: xiii, 224 p. 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780446580922
  • 0446580929

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Measure of the heart : a father's Alzheimer's, a daughter's return

by Geist, Mary Ellen.

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Call number: 618.976 Ge

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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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. 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.--From publisher description.

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