- Published: New York : Springboard Press, 2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: xiii, 224 p. 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Geist, Mary Ellen.
- Geist, Bill -- Mental health.
- Alzheimer's disease -- Biography. -- Patients
- Radio journalists -- Biography.
- Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Care.
- Adult children of aging parents -- Biography.
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Measure of the heart : a father's Alzheimer's, a daughter's return
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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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