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Alzheimer's Care With Dignity [Kindle Edition]

Frank Fuerst
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Award Winning Finalist National Best Book Awards 2008, USA Book News

Finalist Indie Excellence Book Awards Best in Health and Well Being

Help Has Arrived Alzheimer's Care at Home Alzheimer's Care with Dignity, is the help you have been waiting for. A handbook of solutions for caring for someone with dementia at home from diagnosis through final stages. Author Frank Fuerst s seventeen year odyssey caring for his wife is documented in detail for others to benefit from. Through trial and error, Fuerst has blazed a path through the red tape to help you care for your loved one at home. A wealth of knowledge and resources to aid you and your family. Alzheimer's Care with Dignity will help you gain confidence, improve quality of life, overcome emotions and renew hope and spirituality. From secrets of survival to financial and legal concerns, Frank Fuerst has detailed information to share. His book includes step by step routines for bathing, dressing and undressing, eating and even travel tips. A very through Appendix includes activities for daily living, a sample agreement to hire live in help and how to maintain your loved one s skills as long as possible.

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"The author kept his wife at home longer than any family I can think of. The matter of fact style of the book is very compelling. I find it difficult to put it down. This book will serve as a very useful handbook for caregivers that they can keep referring to as they care for their loved one with a progressive dementing illness. It will serve a real need for a practical nuts and bolts approach to caregiving. This book is loaded with practical tips." --Andrew A. Schiavone, M.D., Former Assistant Clinical Professor, Georgetown University Medical School
"This is a unique book. It describes in useful and personal detail the experiences learned. Few, if any, others have documented their experiences, their procedures, personal feelings, successes and failures as is done in this volume. Frank's report and guidance born of experience can be a huge benefit. This ready reference to successful caregiving should be in every home faced with a dementia case, and perhaps those caring for other chronically ill loved ones. Use of Frank's advice can save countless hours of painful experimentation and enable more time to enjoy the quality of life that may remain with each patient." --Rear Admiral Donald M. Showers, USN (Retired), longtime caregiver and former Director, Alzheimer's Association, National Capitol Area Chapter Board
"The accurate technical information is important and Frank does an excellent job. What is more important is that those reading Frank s book will know that they are not alone. Care-giving can be a lonely job and many view their exhaustion, loneliness and frustration as unique. While each specific situation may be unique, it is crucial for caregivers to feel connected, to understand that it is common to feel angry, impatient, and frustrated. I commend Frank for sharing not only information, but emotions as well." --Jane Marks, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter

"This is a unique book. It describes in useful and personal detail the experiences learned. Few, if any, others have documented their experiences, their procedures, personal feelings, successes and failures as is done in this volume. Frank's report and guidance born of experience can be a huge benefit. This ready reference to successful caregiving should be in every home faced with a dementia case, and perhaps those caring for other chronically ill loved ones. Use of Frank's advice can save countless hours of painful experimentation and enable more time to enjoy the quality of life that may remain with each patient." --Rear Admiral Donald M. Showers, USN (Retired), longtime caregiver and former Director, Alzheimer's Association, National Capitol Area Chapter Board

"The accurate technical information is important and Frank does an excellent job. What is more important is that those reading Frank s book will know that they are not alone. Care-giving can be a lonely job and many view their exhaustion, loneliness and frustration as unique. While each specific situation may be unique, it is crucial for caregivers to feel connected, to understand that it is common to feel angry, impatient, and frustrated. I commend Frank for sharing not only information, but emotions as well." --Jane Marks, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter

About the Author

Frank Fuerst was born and raised in St. Louis, and he graduated from Washington University in his hometown. He flew for three years in the Air Force, during which time he and his wife had two of their three children. Then he spent a career in marketing and education with IBM. When his wife, June, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he took an early retirement and cared for her at home until she died. Afterwards, he worked full-time to prevent development of the headwaters of a Potomac River tributary. He is now a prize-winning writer and poet and lives in the mid-Atlantic area near three of his five grandchildren, one of whom he home-schools.

Product Details

  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Books (December 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ML8JYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful perspective in caring for a loved one June 28, 2007
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It has a lot of useful information and wonderful perspective in dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer's. I can already see application and things we can do better for my mother-in-law who lives with us. I just hope we can have half the compassion and patience that Frank shows in his book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alzheimer's Care with Dignity June 21, 2007
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Magnificent work! It is bound to be helpful to anyone who has a family member or close friend with dementia. There is a multitude of practical points. Anyone will be struck by the author's compassion and dedication to his wife. It is also good that the author admits how the process is so trying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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There is a glut of books on the market about Alzheimer's. I've seen nothing like this book which offers so many suggestions to how to do your day-to-day tasks, how to do them at what point in the Alzheimer's, as your patient is always changing and needing help in ever-changing ways. This is the must-have book if you will be the caretaker throughout the life of an Alzheimer's patient. It offers love to you and to your patient; how to get the proper rest that you, too, need. It really is the one book you need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alzheimer's Care with Dignity October 26, 2009
By Dale C
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This is a compelling story for all caregivers to read. The author, Frank Fuerst, recounts his journey as a caregiver for his wife June for a total of 17 years, from diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's. It is truly a story of love and perseverance. Frank breaks his caregiving into 4 phases, not in terms of medical stages, but from his perspective as caregiver. His 4 cornerstones of survival are key for any caregiver! Throughout the book, he shares what to expect, lessons learned, helpful products, and how he changed as a result of his years caring for June. Frank focuses on the practical, the emotional and the spiritual. His introspective style will help any struggling caregiver deal with their challenges in a positive, take-action way.
It's definitely a book I'll be recommending to others. In fact, I am using the book in my upcoming presentation ("Caring for the Caregiver"), to a group of Stephen Ministers,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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My Mother has terminal Cancer and my Father is taking care of her at home. This book has been been a great guide and reference for her care. My Mother does not have Alzheimers but my Father and our family are encountering all the care issues that a family must address when caring for a terminally ill family member at home.
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More About the Author

Frank Fuerst was born and raised in St. Louis, where he graduated from Washington University. He flew for three years in the Air Force, during which time he and his wife, June, had two of their three children. Then he spent a career in marketing and education until he took an early retirement from IBM. When June was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he cared for her at home until she died seventeen years later. Afterwards, he worked full-time to prevent development of the headwaters of a Potomac River tributary. He is now a prize-winning writer and poet and lives in the mid-Atlantic area near three of his five grandchildren, one of whom he home-schooled for two years.


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