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Resource: DVD (CARPAR) Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer's     
Publisher: Paraclete Press, 2012
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Length: 12 sessions
Heading: MIN — Ministry
Subjects: Counseling; Disabling Conditions; Grief; Ministry; Support Groups
Location: MIN
# Copies: 1
ISBN/ISSN: 9781612612409
 Description: This dynamic video offers insight, hope, and understanding for anyone who cares for a loved one with Alzheimer's. This disease without cure currently afflicts more than 30 million people and there are no treatments to halt its progression, making caregiving both essential-and difficult.
Topics discussed include:
Caring for one who doesn't remember your name
Grieving the losses of their life, and yours
When an unexpected side of your loved one comes out
When it feels like your love no longer helps
Struggling with denial
Hungering for simple recognition
Feelings of failure and guilt
How to handle frustration and anger
How to care for you-physically, emotionally, spiritually-while you care for someone else
Feeling exhausted - and what to do, when that happens
Finding support - on the Web, through the telephone, or in person
Allowing someone else to care for your loved one
Times when laughter, singing, and foolishness are entirely appropriate!
When you worry about making other people comfortable
Learning to accept the person that s/he is now - there is no going back
The courage and sacrifice of an Alzheimer's caregiver
Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's is divided into 12 segments and features lengthy interviews with these experts:

Mary Ellen Geist,
former CBS Radio anchor, author of Measure of the Heart: A Father's Alzheimer's, a Daughter's Return

Dr. Kenneth Doka,
Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America

Joanne Koenig Coste,
family therapist, author of Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

Plus, the insights of a real Alzheimer's Support Group.
12 sessions, approx. 50 minutes total length
Age Groups: Adult (30-65)

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