Measure of the Heart

Measure of the Heart

A Father's Alzheimer's, A Daughter's Return

Book - 2008
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Mary Ellen Geist decided to leave her job as a CBS Radio anchor to return home to Michigan when her father's Alzheimer's got to be too much for her mother to shoulder alone. She chose to live her life by a different set of priorities: to be guided by her heart, not by outside accomplishment and recognition. Through her own story and through interviews with doctors and other women who've followed the "daughter track"--leaving a job to care for an aging parent--Geist offers emotional insights on how to encourage interaction with the loved one you're caring for; how to determine daily tasks that are achievable and rewarding; how the personality of the patient affects the caregiving and the progression of the diseases; as well as invaluable advice about how caregivers can take care of themselves while accomplishing the Herculean task of constantly caring for others.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Springboard Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780446580922
0446580929
Characteristics: xiii, 224 p.,22 cm.

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NancySUDA
Jan 20, 2015

I didn't like the title. Sounded sappy. I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the story and the information.
I could relate to the feelings of isolation, despair, moments of lucidity, frustration, etc.

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