Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade

Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade
The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey

by Gary Chapman,Edward G. Shaw,Debbie Barr

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2016-09-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0802494412
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Across America and around the world, the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)? Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss. This collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will: Provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease, correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD, discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages, address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey, offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD. Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade is heartfelt and easy to apply, providing gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s. Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.

Grace for the Unexpected Journey

Grace for the Unexpected Journey
A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Caregivers

by Deborah Barr

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2018-01-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0802496334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For the weary dementia or Alzheimer's caregiver If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, you carry a heavy load. On top of having to watch someone you love suffer, you are probably losing sleep, growing frustrated, and struggling with loneliness or even depression. With little to no help and no time for a break, this unrelenting stress is hard to carry. Whether that’s you or someone you know, the caregiver needs care, too. Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers provides that support. Each daily devotion: Is short, ideal for demanding schedules Reflects on a relevant Scripture passage Features a relatable caregiving story Offers a key Scripture for meditation Debbie Barr is a speaker, health educator, and the author of multiple books, including Keeping Love Alive As Memory Fades (coauthored with New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman). As a health educator with a deep concern and compassion for dementia caregivers, she saw their need for faith-based encouragement. With compassion and understanding she uses Scriptures to address their practical hardships and spiritual concerns. When the struggles seem insurmountable, this devotional offers strength. When stress floods in, it points to peace. And when darkness falls, it illuminates hope. Caregivers walk a long, difficult road. This devotional gives grace for their journey.

The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook

The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook
A Guide for Understanding, Education, and Hope

by Edward G. Shaw

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-05
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781617222740
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook is a support group manual and a self-study guide for care partners of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia such as vascular, frontotemporal, Parkinson's, or Lewy body. It provides 13 lessons for support group participants or individuals who desire independent study, as well as a free downloadable leader's manual valuable to professional or lay leaders from secular or faith-based organizations. Each lesson offers understanding, education, and hope and covers topics that include the different types of dementia, brain structure and function, stages of dementia, changing relationships, emotional and mental health challenges, communicating love, attachment loss and problematic behaviors, care at home versus residential care, wellness and self-care, existential and spiritual issues, important questions for doctors and attornies, and helpful resources for the journey.

Dementia Care Partner's Workbook

Dementia Care Partner's Workbook
A Guide for Understanding, Education, and Hope

by Edward Shaw

  • Publisher : Companion Press
  • Release : 2019-06-01
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 1617222739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook includes a forward by world-renown dementia educator Teepa Snow, who said, "This resource offers what is so needed in dementia care: a combination of practical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual support for those who have to make the journey. This workbook provides individual family members with greater awareness, knowledge, and skill to improve life, relationships, and care throughout the disease process."

Building Love Together in Blended Families

Building Love Together in Blended Families
The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart

by Gary Chapman,Ron L Deal

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2020-02-04
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 080249773X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Create a Loving and Safe Environment for Your Blended Family Blended families face unique challenges, and sadly, good intentions aren’t always enough. With so many complex relationships involved, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages. That’s why Gary Chapman, the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages® andnational expert on stepfamilies, Ron Deal, join together in this book to teach you how the five love languages can help your blended family. They’ll teach you: About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies How to overcome fear and trust issues in marriage How to develop healthy parenting and step-parenting practices How the love languages should—and should not—be applied You’re going to face many challenges, but with the right strategies and smart work, your family can be stronger and healthier together.

Life Lessons and Love Languages

Life Lessons and Love Languages
The Unexpected Journey of Dr. Gary Chapman

by Gary Chapman

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2021-04-06
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0802499791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get to know the man behind the 5 Love Languages®. You just might discover yourself along the way. Many people are familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages®. Millions have been transformed by this New York Times bestselling book. But as influential as Gary has been, the surprising thing is . . . he’s just a regular guy, not much different than you and me. And in the mirror of his life, you might discover your own story, too. In Life Lessons and Love Languages, you’ll look behind the curtain for a glimpse of Gary’s life, from his upbringing in Small Town, USA to becoming a bestselling author and international speaker. What makes him tick may surprise you! In Gary’s story, you’ll discover five great influences that shaped his, and most of our lives: home, education, marriage, children, and vocation. Even if you don’t experience each influence yourself, you’ll benefit from seeing how these pillars of human society work together to form productive individuals. Getting to know Gary will be a lot of fun. But getting to know yourself and how the world works is a gift that this small-town kid doesn’t want you to miss.

Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families

Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families
The 5 Love Languages® for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities

by Gary Chapman,Jolene Philo

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2019-08-06
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0802496865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"With a frank and honest observation on how disability can unravel family unity, this book inspires and equips us to live out our faith as we interact with those we love." -Joni Eareckson Tada, founder & CEO, Joni and Friends Between the worry, the doctor’s appointments, and the thousand small challenges of everyday life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. The idea of showing abundant love to every member of your family can feel like a daunting task. Jolene Philo has been there. And in this wise, warm, practical guide, she and Dr. Gary Chapman show you how the 5 love languages can help strengthen your marriage and family life—whatever your needs. Sharing dozens of stories from parents of children with special needs children, they teach you how to: protect your marriage amidst the stress discover and speak the love language of your child—even if they’re nonverbal accommodate the love languages for children with special needs and disabilities show love to every member of your family when you have limited time, money, and energy Having a special needs child shouldn’t mean sacrificing a full family life. Learn to share love abundantly no matter your circumstances.

Dementia-Friendly Worship

Dementia-Friendly Worship
A Multifaith Handbook for Chaplains, Clergy, and Faith Communities

by Virginia Biggar,Lynda Everman,Steven M. Glazer

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2019-06-21
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1785926667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Religious faith is a powerful source of comfort and support for individuals and families facing dementia. Many faith leaders need help in adapting their ministries to address the worship/spiritual needs of this group. A product of Faith United Against Alzheimer's, this handbook by 45 different authors represents diverse faith traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Native American. It provides practical help in developing services and creating dementia friendly faith communities. It gives an understanding of the cognitive, communicative and physical abilities of people with dementia and shows what chaplains, clergy and lay persons can do to engage them through worship. Included are several articles by persons living with dementia.

The Marriage You've Always Wanted

The Marriage You've Always Wanted
A Book

by Gary Chapman

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2021-05-04
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0802476945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From America's favorite marriage expert and author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, The 5 Love Languages® Respected marriage counselor Gary Chapman looks at the key issues that will help you build the marriage you've always wanted, answering such real-life questions as . . . Why won't they change? Why do we always fight about tasks and responsibilities? Why should we have to work at sex? In the warm, practical style that has endeared him to audiences worldwide, Dr. Chapman delivers advice on all the "big issues," like: Money Communication Decision making In-laws and much more Each chapter includes a "Your Turn" opportunity for reflection and interaction between spouses. Discover the "joy potential" in your marriage and your "ministry potential" for God!

The Value of Wrinkles

The Value of Wrinkles
A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old Will Change Your Life

by Isabel Tom

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0802498167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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That Wasn't A White Hair, Was It? We’re so afraid of aging that we begin to devalue ourselves and others with each passing year. The phrase "30 years old" incites panic. Seniors live in separate communities and barely interact with young people, while middle-aged people spend millions each year on anti-aging products. But what if we have it all wrong? Isabel Tom grew up living with grandparents and has spent over a decade of her career serving older adults. In The Value of Wrinkles she: Teaches you what the elderly offer us that we cannot live without Challenges our cultural beliefs and practices that affect those who are aging Gives you practical insight on how to care for those older than you

The A Leader's Manual for Demential Care-Partner Support Groups

The A Leader's Manual for Demential Care-Partner Support Groups
A Book

by Alan Wolfelt,Edward G Shaw

  • Publisher : Companion Press
  • Release : 2020-01-01
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 1617222941
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you're thinking about starting a support group for dementia care partners, this downloadable leader's manual is for you. The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook is a new resource from Companion Press that is both a support group participant's manual and self-study guide for care partners who have a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Its ten concise lessons not only walk you through the types, brain biology, and progressive symptoms of dementia but also offer practical tips for managing behaviors, coping with emotional issues, prioritizing self-care, and planning ahead—everything from diagnosis to end-of-life.If you are a medical, mental health, or other healthcare professional wanting to lead a support group for dementia care partners, or a layperson with a heart for those &“on the journey,&” A Leader's Manual for Dementia Care-Partner Support Groups is the comprehensive resource you need. The Manual provides general information about establishing and leading support groups, counseling skills for leaders and co-leaders, how to handle challenging group participants, step-by-step instructions on how to run each of the ten individual weekly meetings (including meeting-specific handouts), and lots of practical advice from co-authors Dr. Edward Shaw, physician, mental health counselor, and former dementia care partner, and Dr. Alan Wolfelt, world-renowned thanatologist, grief counselor, and author. The handouts and worksheets are number coded for easy cross-referencing with the content of The Dementia Care-Partner's Workbook.

THE REST OF THE TRUTH

THE REST OF THE TRUTH
Second Edition: Fast Weight Loss Programs/Bariatric Surgery

by Pamela Harrelson

  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release : 2019-11-13
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 1456634038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seasoned personal trainer Pamela Harrelson offers readers much-needed inspiration and up-to-date information. This is NOT a diet book! Unique and original to other health and fitness books, The Rest of the Truth focuses, with great passion and academic facts, on what it takes to maintain weight loss after a dramatic drop, whether from a surgical procedure or otherwise, and how to reverse self-destructive eating behaviors in order to take control of your body, brain, and your life. After studying at the LSU Medical School, she would later complete a comprehensive study on metabolism and genetics, which she includes in her book.. As a result of 23 years of personal training she gives insights into moderate, results oriented exercise. Also there is an interesting informative chapter on How To Find a Personal Trainer, which she felt compelled to write after years in the business. Because of her overall surgery experience, Harrelson is neither for nor against Bariatric procedures. Presently, a substantial number of five and ten year post-op patients have re-gained much of their weight loss, which truly ignites her passion to help them and others. Second Edition: Many Revisions Since 2009.

A Leader's Manual for Dementia Care-Partner Support Groups

A Leader's Manual for Dementia Care-Partner Support Groups
A Book

by Edward G. Shaw,Alan Wolfelt

  • Publisher : Companion Press (Company)
  • Release : 2020-11
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9781617222931
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook is a new resource from Companion Press that is both a support group participant's manual and self-study guide for care partners who have a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Its ten concise lessons not only walk you through the types, brain biology, and progressive symptoms of dementia but also offer practical tips for managing behaviors, coping with emotional issues, prioritizing self-care, and planning ahead--everything from diagnosis to end-of-life.The Manual provides general information about establishing and leading support groups, counseling skills for leaders and co-leaders, how to handle challenging group participants, step-by-step instructions on how to run each of the ten individual weekly meetings (including meeting-specific handouts), and lots of practical advice.

Strength for the Cancer Journey

Strength for the Cancer Journey
30 Days of Inspiration, Encouragement, and Comfort

by Deborah Barr

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2020-07-07
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0802498175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Though the Road is Long, You Don’t Have to Walk Alone There’s nothing easy about having cancer. For most people, cancer is a hard, reluctant journey through rugged, unfamiliar terrain. Ultimately, however, there are really only two ways to face cancer: in our own strength or with the help and strength that God supplies. Strength for the Cancer Journey provides empathetic, daily reminders that God is present for anyone facing the challenges of cancer. Each of these thirty devotionals draws upon anecdotes and insights from God’s Word to help readers invite God into the realities, uncertainties, and frustrations of their cancer experience. While cancer is a journey no one wants to take, no one ever has to walk that road alone. This devotional book will help both patients and caregivers to engage deeply with God, gaining new strength for the cancer journey.

Forever Connected

Forever Connected
A Book

by Bill Winn

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1732794510
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jazz (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Jazz (MAXNotes Literature Guides)
A Book

by Celeste Bullock

  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release : 2015-04-24
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9780738672083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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REA's MAXnotes for Toni Morrison's Jazz MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

The Lost Deposition of Glynnis Smith Mclean, Second-Class Survivor of the Rms Titanic

The Lost Deposition of Glynnis Smith Mclean, Second-Class Survivor of the Rms Titanic
A Historical Novel

by Scott Stevens

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2016-01-30
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1491782552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is early 1912 when teenage newlyweds Ian and Glynnis McLean decide to immigrate from Ireland to San Francisco. Slated to depart as first-class passengers on an American-owned ship, their plans suddenly change when that voyage is canceled due to a coal strike. After the McLeans trade in their tickets for second-class accommodations aboard the Titanic, they unknowingly transform the course of their lives forever. Only one of them survives that frigid April night. In her possession is her beloved diariesthe only things she saves besides herself. In diary entries that begin in 1903, Glynnis details a childhood filled with cooking and sewing lessons, and a secret admiration for the neighbor boy, Ian. Glynnis records their journey together as Ian first rejects her advances and then eventually proposes marriage. As life leads them to step aboard the Titanic, fate intervenes, leaving Glynnis the survivor of one of the greatest tragedies ever known. But what she does not know is that when she provides testimony after the event, it is never entered into the record. Fifty years later, the truth is finally revealed through a lost deposition and excerpts from her cherished diaries. In this historical novel based on true events, a widowed survivor of the Titanic disaster reveals her history as a young girl in Ireland and how love led her onto a ship destined for tragedy.

Living Beyond Borders

Living Beyond Borders
Growing up Mexican in America

by Margarita Longoria

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2021-08-17
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0593204999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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*"This superb anthology of short stories, comics, and poems is fresh, funny, and full of authentic YA voices revealing what it means to be Mexican American . . . Not to be missed."--SLC, starred review Twenty stand-alone short stories, essays, poems, and more from celebrated and award-winning authors make up this YA anthology that explores the Mexican American experience. With works by Francisco X. Stork, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, David Bowles, Rubén Degollado, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Diana López, Xavier Garza, Trinidad Gonzales, Alex Temblador, Aida Salazar, Guadalupe Ruiz-Flores, Sylvia Sánchez Garza, Dominic Carrillo, Angela Cervantes, Carolyn Dee Flores, René Saldaña Jr., Justine Narro, Daniel García Ordáz, and Anna Meriano. In this mixed-media collection of short stories, personal essays, poetry, and comics, this celebrated group of authors share the borders they have crossed, the struggles they have pushed through, and the two cultures they continue to navigate as Mexican Americans. Living Beyond Borders is at once an eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hopeful love letter from the Mexican American community to today's young readers. A powerful exploration of what it means to be Mexican American.

Strong at the Broken Places

Strong at the Broken Places
Persons with Disabilities and the Church

by Stewart Delisle Govig

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 1989-01-01
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9780804211536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When linked to biblical teachings, understanding disability offers congregations and society the pathway to hope and change. Stewart Govig, himself disabled, provides a practical resource that enables congregational communities to achieve a balance of realism and hope in responding to the needs of all of its members. He examines the attitudinal barriers thrust upon persons with disabilities and investigates the biblical resources for overcoming these barriers. He advocates an understanding of the Christian community that removes social stigma.

The Executive Floor

The Executive Floor
A Book

by Belinda Wright

  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2019-01-15
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1789019702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chantelle Moulier needs a permanent contract. Her internship is almost finished and a job at the renowned Granger Finance would be a great start to her career. She wouldn’t have to go home to her aunt and uncle’s vineyard in France; she could stay in England and get a place of her own. Everything is riding on her landing the job.