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Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss Paperback – May 1, 2009
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"Gibbons writes fearlessly and without filters about the details of her family and what happened, while two doctors fill in the medical background and psychological advice. It's a helpful combination." Ladies Home Journal Magazine
"An authoritative guide to Alzheimer's . . . the book is unique." Preserving Your Memory
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Since Leeza and Jamie have both been keynote speakers at our Fearless Caregiver Conferences and featured within the pages of Today's Caregiver magazine (with Leeza being the subject of cover interviews) and I have long been a fan of Dr. Laird's compassionate work with family caregivers, I confess to having some expectation of what I would find when I opened the book. Those expectations were far exceeded.
The concepts within Take Your Oxygen First are some of the first things that any family caregiver needs to consider when caring for their loved ones and themselves. If you don't realize the importance of caring for yourself, who will come in and care for both you and your loved one?
If I were to write a book on this subject, I would have to call it. You have to learn to be a assertive. I have found that unless you are very assertive, things, just don't get done by Hospice, Hospital staff, etc. You have to constantly be on their cases. You almost have to be a doctor yourself.
By Susan Berg author of Adorable Photographs of Our Baby-Meaningful, Mind-Stimulating Activities and More for the Memory Challenged, Their Loved Ones, and Involved Professionals, a book for those with dementia and an excellent resource for caregivers and healthcare professionals
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if you care for anyone who has memory loss please read this book. It is good support for helping care givers stay healthy.Published 12 months ago by Two Hambys
Hard truths. Very honest. Unpleasant reality. A very good read for caregivers and selective family members.Published 17 months ago by Barbara McLoughlin
A must read for everyone. The more we know about Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia, the more we can help!Published 23 months ago by Jennifer McWhorter
I didn't get anything from this book that helped me cope in my particular situation. I am a 24/7 in home caregiver. ..not a "long distance" caregiver. Read morePublished on June 29, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I purchased two of these for friends of mine who both have spouses with Alzheimer's. They said it was a huge help to them.Published on November 26, 2013 by firstname.lastname@example.org
"Take Your Oxygen First" is a great book and reference guide for caregivers. Practical advice for real-world, difficult situations. Thank you!!!Published on September 21, 2013 by Nancy