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- Publisher: eBookIt.com (January 9, 2013)
- Publication Date: January 9, 2013
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- Language: English
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15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders to Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground Kindle Edition
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One point that really hit home was when she said to interact without expecting a response. Just because someone doesn't respond doesn't mean they haven't heard you.
Wonderfully positive perspective on navigating the journey. Highly recommend.
I give Tryn-Rose two thumbs up on this book. She has recognized some deeply instinctual paths toward healing and wholeness that all people everywhere would do well to re-learn - to use in their lives each and every day. Spend time telling stories and listening to stories. Use pictures to prompt you into remembering things that you would not normally bring to the front of your thinking.
While people with dementia related disease may balk at this at first, if you reach back deeper into their past - older stories and older pictures - you will strike on something that will bring a sense of completeness to their days. Tryn-Rose helps us hear this by carefully reminding us - with her keen care-giver's eye - that we should not belittle or humiliate people for their inability to remember or recall, we should learn instead to press on beyond the initial push-back and look for a new and different focus for the mind and the heart.
The advise given here in this mighty guide helps us to develop a way of relating - here and now - that relies upon and builds among what has at one time been familiar to your loved one. Whether you are a professional care-giver or a family care-giver, the work is the same. Become acquainted with how to tell stories. Become at ease in looking at pictures. When you do this, you will be building solid ground for the person to stand on; and, it will be solid ground with you.
I have not ever given a lecture on caring for the dying or mending amid grief that did not point to and focus on the value of pulling out photo albums and telling tales. First, it helps people to remember that their lives are a lot larger than they remember without those aids. They have been through a lot more than they give themselves credit for - and often this helps them to know they can get though this.
Second, they (flipping through photo albums and telling tales) are two single actions that are capable of uniting the heart and mind for people. Looking at pictures and telling stories (really the same thing - just one is for the eyes and the other is for the ears) are able to allow people to think and to feel at the same time. People tell stories and then laugh, cry, wonder, or revere. One activity can bring us into wholeness. What a GRAND and AWESOME path.
The advise in this books is pragmatic, clear, and organized. Start small and build up, but above all, get up and do what it is you know you are called to do as a fellow human being. Tell stories. Look at pictures. Do it with others, and honor the lives they have lived and continue to live. Give the 15 Minutes Of Fame.
This book is a manual. Don't lay it down. I am going to pass it around to all our staff to read at the hospice. It needs to be seen by anyone working with dying patients - heck, anybody working with anybody in a care setting. It's that vital.