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In 2018, the Alzheimer Society of Canada website showed over half a million people in Canada were living with dementia. That same year, the Alzheimer Association website reported that over 5.7 million in the US were living with a form of memory loss. Unsuspecting family members had to jump into the role of caregiver without warning or training. Often, the caregiver was a spouse. Many caregivers became confused, challenged and eventually overwhelmed from the stress of caring for their loved one. Judith Allen Shone fell into that category. It never occurred to her to ask "what if" her love…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In 2018, the Alzheimer Society of Canada website showed over half a million people in Canada were living with dementia. That same year, the Alzheimer Association website reported that over 5.7 million in the US were living with a form of memory loss. Unsuspecting family members had to jump into the role of caregiver without warning or training. Often, the caregiver was a spouse. Many caregivers became confused, challenged and eventually overwhelmed from the stress of caring for their loved one. Judith Allen Shone fell into that category. It never occurred to her to ask "what if" her love became ill and she, alone, had to become the one to take care of him. She never dreamed she would have to become a solo caregiver. But that is exactly what happened. It is from her experiences that Shone came to believe no caregiver should be walking their path afraid or all alone. Written for all caregivers and those who support caregivers, Shone juggles humor with insight, as she chronicles the story of an untrained and desperate caregiver who, in her memoir-story style, relates her formidable experiences accompanied by the emotional chaos of caregiving for her loved one with COPD, Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, cancer, and anxiety, with occasional mysteries arising. Includes one successful intervention.
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It never occurred to Judith Allen Shone to ask "what if" her love became ill and she had no choice but to become his caregiver. Throughout her stories, Shone lovingly conveys caregiving experiences from the various stages of her love's Alzheimer's disease. Her honest and intimate reflections are meant to provide insight into a caregiving world for which she is unprepared. Her first book, "Is There Any Ice Cream?," received praise from caregivers, relating primarily to how it feels to be a solo caregiver. Shone's second book, "Did You Hide the Cookies?," glimpses caregiving in the realm of dementia, as she unveils moments of understanding to allay fears. Shone graduated with a BA in Art from Colorado State University in 1965. She has used her education in art, design, marketing, and exhibit sales and now to encourage caregivers. She still lives her caregiver role with her loved one in Canada.