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  • Called To Care Third Edition

    $32.00

    As nursing and healthcare continue to change, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. Offering a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call, this thoroughly revised third edition of a classic text includes practical features for educators, students, and practitioners.

    Nursing is a vocation: a calling from God to care for others. The role of the nurse originally grew out of a holistic Christian understanding of humans as created in the image of God. Yet as nursing and healthcare continue to change, the effects have proven disorienting to many. Now more than ever, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. For over twenty years, Called to Care has served as a unique and essential resource for nurses. In this third edition Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller, now joined by coauthor Kimberly H. Fenstermacher, present a definition for nursing based on a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate and restorative care for the whole person, in response to God’s grace, which aims to promote and foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Focusing on the features of the nursing metaparadigm-person, health, environment, and nursing-they provide a framework for understanding how the Christian faith relates to the many aspects of a nurse’s work, from theory to everyday practice. This new edition of Called to Care is thoroughly revised for today’s nurses, including updated examples and new content on topics such as cultural competency, palliative care, and the current state of healthcare and nursing education. Each chapter features learning objectives, discussion questions, case studies, and theological reflections from Scripture to help readers engage and apply the content. For educators, students, and practitioners throughout the field of nursing, this classic text continues to provide clarity and wisdom for living out their calling.

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  • Inheriting Clutter : How To Calm The Chaos Your Parents Leave Behind

    $18.99

    Everyday hundreds of adult children become middle-aged orphans when their elderly parents pass away, leaving behind more than just memories.

    You’ve heard the horror stories: arguments over stuff, an inheritance lost forever when easily deceived parents are scammed, siblings estranged, an adult heir taken from daily responsibilities for months because of the enormous task of clearing out a childhood home. It doesn’t have to be that way.

    The Estate Lady, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall, knows what to do. Whether your parents are still living or you’re caught in the middle of a crisis, Inheriting Clutter: Dealing with a Lifetime of Your Parents’ Stuff has solutions. Hall provides trustworthy counsel on how to:
    *Divide your parents’ estate with peace of mind
    *Minimize fighting with siblings during the estate settlement process
    *Clear out the family home in ten days or less
    *Identify potential items of value in the home
    *Have that conversation with your parents
    *Prepare your own children for the future

    The Estate Lady offers guidance for any executor, heir, or beneficiary, sharing some of her most fascinating stories as well as helpful checklists of the things that need to be done now and at the time of your loss.

    Inheriting Clutter gives you practical, effective steps for liquidating and distributing your parents’ assets in a way that both honors them and promotes family harmony for generations to come.

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  • Petals Of Prayer

    $12.99

    More and more people are living with the challenges of dementia, whether having been diagnosed themselves or caring for a loved one. These moving prayers and reflections do not shrink from the feelings of helplessness and confusion that accompany dementia, but they do offer insight and understanding. Drawn from the author’s experience and extensive study of the care needs of people with dementia, Petals for Prayer also provides a resource section containing valuable information, and a list of helpful books and organizations for reference.

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  • Shattered Dreams But Hope

    $7.99

    Shattered Dreams-But Hope, by Drs. Laquita and Elton Higgs, is a book of both testimony and advice: testimony born out of the school of trial and suffering, and advice born out of practical experience in being long-term caregivers. Laquita and Elton have for the last 26 years been caregivers to two adopted daughters with early onset Huntington’s Disease (HD), which is hereditary, and they offer a gripping account of their extended experience in adjusting to the challenges of long-term caregiving, followed by sober practical counsel to others who are involved in similar caregiving experiences. A final chapter speaks specifically of the role of Christian faith in coping with the stresses of their long struggle. In the Appendices are a short talk given after Cynthia’s funeral by her older sister Liann and several poems by Elton on the emotional impact of his and Laquita’s relationship with their disabled daughters.

    The complexity of the story told by the Higgses is heightened by the fact that their two youngest adopted daughters are mother (Cynthia) and biological daughter (Rachel). Elton and Laquita adopted Cynthia as a baby, knowing that she had HD in her background but hoping and praying that she would not develop the disease. Her childhood was normal, but when she became an adolescent, she began to manifest behavioral aberrations that her parents later recognized as being consistent with early onset HD. At age 25, Cynthia was diagnosed as having the disease, and soon afterward she became pregnant with Rachel. Since it was apparent that she could not function as a single mother, Laquita and Elton agreed to adopt Rachel at birth. This action ushered them into a complicated care-giving relationship that has lasted for more than 25 years.

    Laquita and Elton emphasize the difficult but necessary development of trust in God’s goodness and a deep conviction that He is at work even when we can perceive no immediate evidence of it. Especially poignant is their very personal confession of their mistakes in caring for their HD-affected daughters and their struggles to understand that HD, not mere perversity, was the primary source of their daughters’ irrational and angry behavior. Thus, they had to accept that expecting their daughters to be normally responsible persons was both futile and unproductive. Instead, they had to learn simply to love them with God’s love and to pray constantly for God’s wisdom in carrying out their task. It is from this perspective

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  • Weary Joy : The Caregivers Journey

    $15.99

    In the United States, as diagnoses of dementia rise concurrent to an aging population, increasing healthcare costs and the availability and affordability of long-term care facilities place additional burdens on family members of those who have dementia.

    More and more, individuals are caring for loved ones – parents, spouses, siblings – at home for longer periods of time, and for many, the burden of caregiving can seem almost as heavy as the disease itself.

    Weary Joy is written specifically for caregivers. Featuring short chapters, pragmatic information, and prayers that encourage, offer hope, and even share a little humor, Weary Joy will remind readers of God’s grace and Jesus’ care as they discover ways to develop resilience and endurance to navigate the ups and downs of caregiving.

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  • Parenting Your Parents

    $12.99

    Help and Hope for the Hard Road Ahead

    If you are currently providing care for your aging parents or facing the prospect of doing so in the near future, you are definitely not alone. Dr. Grant Ethridge and his wife, Tammy, have been there, having given care during their dads’ last days. They know the stress and uncertainty you face.

    Through their story and those of other caregivers, Grant and Tammy share research and practical tips to aid you in dealing with everyday caregiving struggles and situations. You will learn how to decide which care is best, prepare legal documents, handle family disputes, and much more.

    They will also share encouragement and advice from the Bible. You’ll discover that with God’s help, you can make it through even the most difficult days in your journey.

    Looking after an elderly or sick parent is a physically and emotionally draining experience. Let this book give you the tools you need to be successful without giving away your peace of mind in the process.

    And remember, as you give care to your parents, your Heavenly Father is always caring for you.

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  • Ayuda Y Esperanza Frente A Los

    $10.99

    Como deben los cristianos responder a un diagnostico de demencia? Compartiendo historias de decadas de experiencia con pacientes con demencia, Dunlop proporciona a los lectores, especialmente a los cuidadores, un lente biblico a traves del cual entender la experiencia y el desafio de esta enfermedad que altera la vida. Ayuda y esperanza frente a los desafios de la demencia te ayudara a ver los propositos de Dios cuando amas y cuidas a las personas con demencia.

    Sharing stories from decades of experience with dementia patients, Dunlop provides readers, particularly caregivers, with a biblical lens through which to understand the experience and challenge of this life-altering disease. Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia will help you see God’s purposes as you love and care for those with dementia.

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  • In The Mysterys Shadow

    $14.95

    As our lifespans continue to grow longer, millions of people every year spend time caring for the elderly and dying-some as professionals, some as volunteers, and some through their loving but demanding care for parents, spouses, or other family members or friends.

    In her book In the Mystery’s Shadow, Susan Swetnam draws on her experience serving thousands of ill and dying clients, often in hospice programs, as a certified massage therapist-and also on her experience of caring for her own husband, who died young of cancer. She explains how this sometimes difficult work offers not just the fulfillment of giving comfort to people who need it, but also moments of breathtaking wonder, moments that hint at the untold complexity of being human and affirm our sacred connections with each other. She writes of the hard lessons caregivers learn about themselves, while at the same time knowing the strange and humbling sense of being used in the service of God’s love. Insightfully connecting end-of-life care with the liturgical year, Swetnam invites those who care for the sick and dying, whether professional or volunteer, to stay awake to the sacred implications of their labors.

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  • Village Medical Manual 7th Edition 2 Volume Set

    $79.99

    Village Medical Manual is a two-volume guide to health care in developing countries where expert medical care can be hard to find. Its intended use is by those who are required, by location and circumstances, to render medical care for which they are not professionally trained. Reader-friendly and easy to navigate, this manual will allow the reader to find the best treatments and procedures in a variety of medical situations. Each volume includes illustrations and instructions that assist in diagnosing and treating patients. Volume I includes medical principles and procedures for basic care and emergency situations. Volume II includes symptom, disease, drug, and regional indices to assist the reader in step-by-step diagnoses and treatment of patients. This useful two-volume guide is a handy reference for all lay persons who need the skills to meet health care challenges in developing areas.

    With Village Medical Manual, Dr. Vanderkooi has targeted a frequently neglected category of medical caregivers: people who are well-educated in disciplines other than medicine living in rural areas of developing countries. These reluctant healers are frustrated by the unfamiliar jargon of books written for physicians and the lack of depth of health guides written for indigenous people. Through thorough research, extensive experience, common sense, logical arguments of contents, well-defined procedural plans and the use of everyday words, Dr. Vanderkooi has hit her mark very well. Neva Abbott, M.D., M.P.H. Former Director of International Health Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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  • Bring Each Other Home

    $14.99

    Walk with him was the heavenly command the author received after her beloved mate was diagnosed with dementia. Let this caregiver take you along on her trek through a puzzling maze of challenges where she receives assistance and encouragement. This book offers inspiration, enlightenment to those caring for someone with a long-term illness.

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  • Prayers Of Hope For Caregivers

    $12.99

    As You Give Care, God is Caring for You

    Caring for someone with health needs can be emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining. Sarah Forgrave has spent considerable time, both as someone struggling with serious medical issues and as the family member of a chronically ill patient, and she understands the many challenges you face in your caregiving role.

    Sarah wants to share what she discovered with you–peace through prayer, solace in Scripture, and unending hope from a Heavenly Father who never stops loving you.

    Each heartfelt prayer and devotion is intended to help you navigate the complex set of emotions that come with caregiving. Read it front to back or go directly to the devotion addressing how you feel at any given moment…when you need it most.

    Take comfort in the truth that God knows your every need as a caregiver and is always there for you amid your toughest trials.

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  • New Every Day

    $15.99

    Alzheimer’s. It barges into your life, breaks your heart, bewilders your mind, disrupts your plans, impacts your finances, and consumes enormous amounts of time and energy. When someone you love has Alzheimer’s, you need more than just information on the disease–you need a break. You need a laugh. You need a friend by your side who knows exactly what you’re going through.

    Award-winning humorist Dave M. Meurer is that friend. Packed with practical information–like how to get the DMV to take away the car keys or how you shouldn’t insist on correcting your loved one’s misperceptions–and plenty of true stories from his own experiences navigating life with a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s, New Every Day offers hard-earned wisdom and even some badly needed comic relief for readers journeying down this difficult road. With compassion born of experience, Meurer helps caregivers develop the ability to relax, adapt, and even sometimes laugh again.

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  • When Words Fail

    $16.99

    More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease today-a number expected to triple in the next 30 years. Many more experience other forms of dementia. For faith communities, this represents a crucial opportunity for ministry and practical care-one that many aren’t adequately prepared for.

    Amidst mental and physical decline, those suffering from dementia diseases still deeply need human connection and spiritual nourishment. Sadly, as memories fade and the ability to communicate weakens, those with dementia may find themselves neglected or forgotten by the larger community. Despite good intentions, oftentimes when words begin to fail for people with dementia, they also fail for those around them, who don’t know what to say or what to do.

    When Words Fail will equip those in ministry to reach out to people living with dementia and offer person-centered spiritual care-ministering to the mind, body, and soul. This book is rich with practical examples and tools designed to meet these emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, and devotes particular attention to ways of communicating even after words have failed. Taken together, these tools give pastoral workers a better understanding of how to visit and support not only people living with dementia but their caregivers, too.

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  • Hidden Treasures : Finding Hope At The End Of Lifes Journey

    $16.99

    Many people are facing life-threatening diseases, terminal illness, and the long-term care of elderly parents, but have few resources to rely on in these difficult times. They often keep their challenges private only to suffer in silence with no real support system. This book delivers practical solutions to the problems everyone must deal with when they are experiencing the degradation of the quality of their life or the potential loss of a loved one. Based on experiences derived from 25 years of prayer ministry, Bertram’s Hidden Treasures provides insight and guidance to equip patients, family members, and friends to walk through these challenging times with foresight, looking for and expecting to see God at work in many miraculous ways. It offers sound advice grounded in the truths found in Scripture and the wisdom reveled through real-life stories and case studies. This book helps those who have ever wondered . . . If God is good, why are we going through this? What will our family do during this crisis? How do we fight the fear that is trying to consume us? How can we encourage reconciliation in our family? Where can we find peace in the journey? What happens when we die? Is there life after death? What is heaven like? Hidden Treasures will inspire, motivate, and encourage loved ones to begin to walk the road to heaven without the fear and anxiety associated with death and dying. They’ll discover that the Word of God has answers to the questions that seem to have no answer; and that comfort awaits as they begin to view their situation from a heavenly perspective. Ultimately, it reveals that hope is available, death with dignity is possible, and there are hidden treasures to embrace along the way.

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  • Grace For The Unexpected Journey

    $14.99

    For the weary dementia or Alzheimer’s caregiver

    If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or 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.

    Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers provides the care that caregivers need.

    Each daily devotion:
    Is short, ideal for demanding schedules
    Reflects on a relevant Scripture passage
    Features a relatable caregiving story
    Offers of a key Scripture for meditation

    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.

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  • Walking Through Twilight

    $17.00

    Foreword By Nicholas Wolterstorff Introduction: Walking Through Twilight
    1. Rage In A Psych Ward
    2. The Year Of Learning Things I Did Not Want To Know
    Interlude: The Mensa Card
    3. It Is Eerie
    4. Giving Up
    Interlude: Sunny
    5. The Temptation To Hate God
    6. Learning To Lament
    Interlude: My Worried Ear
    7. Joy In Lament
    8. Moses And Our Sadness
    Interlude: The Red Book
    9. Lamenting In The Classroom
    10. Lamenting Online
    Interlude: At The Museum
    11. Technology Free
    12. Learning To Lie To My Wife (as Little As Possible)
    Interlude: Jesus Loves Me
    13. Gallows Humor
    14. Dogs, Dementia, And Us
    15. Miss Becky And A Way Of Speaking
    Interlude: Snack And Scalp
    16. Words Fail Us
    17. My Escape Into Meaning
    Interlude: Becky As My Student
    18. How Is Becky?
    Interlude: Resting
    Conclusion: From Twilight Into Darkness
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix: Lightening The Load
    Notes

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    How do you continue to find God as dementia pulls your loved one into the darkness?

    Nothing is simple for a person suffering from dementia, and for those they love. When ordinary tasks of communication, such as using a phone, become complex, then difficult, and then impossible, isolation becomes inevitable. Helping becomes excruciating.

    In these pages philosopher Douglas Groothuis offers a window into his experience of caring for his wife as a rare form of dementia ravages her once-brilliant mind and eliminates her once-stellar verbal acuity. Mixing personal narrative with spiritual insight, he captures moments of lament as well as philosophical and theological reflection. Brief interludes provide poignant pictures of life inside the Groothuis household, and we meet a parade of caregivers, including a very skilled companion dog.

    Losses for both Doug and Becky come daily, and his questions for God multiply as he navigates the descending darkness. Here is a frank exploration of how one continues to find God in the twilight.

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  • Finding Grace In The Face Of Dementia

    $18.99

    A diagnosis of dementia in a loved one can be both frightening and frustrating. Only a biblical foundation fuels a Christian response that both honors the patient and glorifies God. Drawing on years of professional experience working with Alzheimer’s patients, Dr. John Dunlop wants to transform the way we think about dementia. Rooting his vision of care in the inherent dignity that stems from the fact that all people are made in the image of God, He explains biblical principles, describes the experience of dementia, and answers common questions about the condition. With a plan for how to care for patients with compassion and respect, this book helps caregivers, family members, and anyone else affected by dementia honor God as they improve the quality of care to patients.

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  • Notes From A Wingman

    $17.00

    Wingman is a term for an aircraft that flies alongside and slightly behind a lead aircraft providing additional support during a flight mission. As a massage therapist working in an outpatient oncology center, the author was a wingman to cancer patients and caregivers. Her experience highlighted the need for patients to take the seat as the pilot on their journey.

    This guide seeks to bridge the gap between the patient as a person and their medical diagnosis and support. Notes from a Wingman: Maintaining Wellbeing During Cancer Treatment takes the focus from the diagnosis and returns the quality of life to the patient by providing suggestions that can ease the path of healing.

    Notes from a Wingman is a useful pre-flight preparation for the treatment journey and may provide support when treatment is in progress. Five simple missions assist the patient when one becomes lost in the diagnosis. This guide suggests items that will be useful during treatment and provides a daily log sheet that can be used as a template for a journal.

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  • Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade

    $15.99

    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.

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  • Being There : How To Love Those Who Are Hurting

    $14.99

    Countless people spend their lives selflessly serving loved ones who are suffering. However, these caregivers-not just the cared for-suffer in their own unique ways, often in silence and without much support from others. Writing from the unique perspective of one who needs care on a daily basis, Dave Furman offers insight into the support, encouragement, and wisdom that people need when helping others, month after month, year after year. Furman draws on his own life experiences, examples from the Bible, and wisdom from Christians throughout history to address the heart and ministry of caregivers-the silent sufferers. Deeply personal and powerfully pastoral, this book points readers to the strength that only God can provide as they love those who are hurting. Afterword written by Gloria Furman, the author’s wife and primary caregiver.

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  • God Is Involved

    $9.95

    Been there?

    You have forty-five minutes until the doctor appointment. Plenty of time. But then your mother decides she should clean out her purse and possibly use a different one. As you are going out the front door, she thinks maybe she should go to the bathroom one more time. If you have been there, you will know that you need more than patience. You need to know that God is involved. These stories are real.

    Bethany Uhl’s insight is that God is close and his Word is important for caregivers. These devotions build on actual events and reflect the insights and encouragements the Word of God gives. She has cared for parents and loved ones through crises and everyday experiences, frustrations, and joys.

    But more important, her stories reveal how much God was involved in helping and clarifying what she did. This book shares experiences and reflections of the ups and downs of caregiving and relates them to the Word and Spirit of God.

    These devotions are easy to read. They come from real people and offer practical advice from a biblical point of view. Each entry includes the full biblical texts as well as a prayer for the day. Your story is real too.

    When you face the challenges of being a loving caregiver, you will find your experience reflected in the many people Bethany writes about.

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  • Pastoral Care : Telling The Stories Of Our Lives

    $36.99

    This book affirms the historic link between Christian formation and pastoral care by locating the distinctive nature of pastoral care in the mission of the church to form persons in the Christian life of love. Drawing primarily on the theological concept of sanctification and using insights from narrative psychological theory, this text presents a praxis-oriented model of pastoral care as companionship. Pastoral caregivers, it suggests, are called to be companions growing in love, walking alongside others who are likewise growing in love of God, self, and other. Such pastoral caregivers engage their companions in narrative, relational, and prophetic practices in multiple settings. The book develops a model of companionship. It then explores the process of becoming trustworthy companions; a process of practicing companionship through pastoral assessment and developing plans of care; companioning communities; and accompanying persons and families in the midst of life joys and challenges, such as stress, crisis, violence, the end of life. Case studies throughout the book illustrate these practices of companionship with individuals, families, and congregations. Pastoral caregivers are called to be companions growing in love as we walk with and alongside others on a shared journey of growth in love of God, self, other, and the entirety of God’s creation. Pastoral caregivers both point towards the companionship of God’s Spirit and become companions in the Christian life as we are formed more fully in love through grace. Companionship implies relationship, community, and sharing the embodied realities of this life together, which is symbolized in the Christian community by breaking bread together. Our English word companion derives from the Latin com + panis, which literally means bread mates. Companionship includes the radical hospitality of sharing bread as Christians do in the celebration of communion or Eucharist and as envisioned in the eschatological banquet to which Jesus invites us all.

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  • Dementia Pathways To Hope

    $13.99

    Author Louise Morse offers practical help and sound spiritual and psychological insights to carers of those living with dementia

    From hundreds of interviews and hands-on experience Louise Morse offers counsel on what dementia is, and is not; how to make your home a safe place; how to understand and handle challenging behaviour; slowing the onset of dementia; how churches can help; when specialist care is needed; and illuminating stories of what has helped others.

    Secular models of support don’t adequately reflect Christian values of compassion, love and service. Our current medical services are letting people down, there is no cure on the horizon, and the pharmaceutical companies are reducing their investment. Too little advice is available, yet at least two-thirds of dementia sufferers are cared for in their own homes. This compassionate and timely resource will be critical to those coping with dementia in a family member or friend and those who fear they may develop it.

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  • Experiencing God While Caregiving

    $28.95

    My hope is that this book will be an encouragement for all caregivers, especially those who are facing the prospect of caregiving for the first time. Caregiving can seem overwhelming and lonely. I know there were plenty of times I felt like throwing in the towel as I was caring for my husband, but I knew I couldn’t. No one understands caregiving and the problems that can arise like as someone who has also cared for a loved one. Hopefully this book will give anyone a more creative approach to their journey through the caregiving process.

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  • Experiencing God While Caregiving

    $11.95

    My hope is that this book will be an encouragement for all caregivers, especially those who are facing the prospect of caregiving for the first time. Caregiving can seem overwhelming and lonely. I know there were plenty of times I felt like throwing in the towel as I was caring for my husband, but I knew I couldn’t. No one understands caregiving and the problems that can arise like as someone who has also cared for a loved one. Hopefully this book will give anyone a more creative approach to their journey through the caregiving process.

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  • Do The Next Thing

    $30.95

    DO THE NEXT THING is a book of encouragement and a manual of how to regain control over your life when you get the diagnosis of Cancer. Everything in your life seems to be spinning out of control even as you try to reel it back in. It is a guide for caregivers and those who want to reach out to someone suffering from the disease but aren’t quite sure how they can best minister to the person who is in the battle. DO THE NEXT THING is written through the view of a husband’s eyes on how to walk his wife through the fears and the unknown. This book is a how to and a love story of his love for her and the love shown by others. Most of all it is a book about God’s love and faithfulness in our darkest hour.

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  • Do The Next Thing

    $13.95

    DO THE NEXT THING is a book of encouragement and a manual of how to regain control over your life when you get the diagnosis of Cancer. Everything in your life seems to be spinning out of control even as you try to reel it back in. It is a guide for caregivers and those who want to reach out to someone suffering from the disease but aren’t quite sure how they can best minister to the person who is in the battle. DO THE NEXT THING is written through the view of a husband’s eyes on how to walk his wife through the fears and the unknown. This book is a how to and a love story of his love for her and the love shown by others. Most of all it is a book about God’s love and faithfulness in our darkest hour.

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  • Overcoming Stress : Advice For People Who Give Too Much

    $17.00

    Stress can lead to extensive psychological and physical suffering, but there are choices you can make that will reduce your stress and improve your ability to cope. This book offers not just the facts but a message of hope. Overcoming Stress looks not only at the causes of stress but also at the manifestations and psychological conditions, such as physical illness, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, phobic states, and depression. It offers information on both acute treatments and longer term management in avoiding stress and its ill effects. Stress will always be with us, and we will continue to suffer–unless we choose to change, says Dr. Cantopher. The good news is that this is possible–stress-related illness is avoidable, and if you change, you will attain happiness.

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  • Overcoming Depression : The Curse Of The Strong

    $17.00

    Dr. Cantopher provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of depressive illness, which affects over 15.5 million people in the United States. Guiding the reader through the nature of depression, its history, symptoms, causes, and treatments, as well as myths about it along the way. Warm and supportive, this new edition, which also includes the latest on medications, stresses that sufferers should not blame themselves but can take hope from the fact that there is meaning in their illness and that getting better is a real option.

    Generously supplied with illuminating anecdotes and insights, this book has specific advice about what to do if you are currently unwell, as well as valuable information for caregivers, medical professionals, or anyone interested in this destructive illness, which is set to become the second biggest health burden in the world after heart disease.

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  • Eldercare Consultant : Your Guide To Making The Best Choices Possible

    $18.95

    Your dad’s memory is failing. Your mom took another fall. Whatever the situation, The Eldercare Consultant provides the knowledge, support, and encouragement you seek. Becky Feola’s real-life stories and guidance on spotting warning signs, evaluating care options, managing costs, avoiding burnout, and more, will cut through confusion with clarity and hope.

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  • Circles Of Love

    $8.99

    Foreword By Bill Gaventa
    Foreword By Joe Landis
    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Support For Independence: Belmont Mennonite Church And Kent Gunden
    2. Long-Term Family Support: Olive Mennonite Church And The Larson Family
    3. Support For Parents: Pleasant View Mennonite Church And The Smith Family
    4. Advocacy And Support: Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship And The Baker Family
    5. The Business Of Support: Southside Fellowship And Chad Friesen
    6. Support For A New Mother: Oakton Church Of The Brethren And The Wuhrman Family
    7. Informal Support: Assembly And Pilgrims Mennonite Churches And The Jantz Family
    8. Support For The Unexpected: Iglesia Menonita Arca De Salvacion And The Maldonado Family
    9. Lifelong Support: Reba Place Fellowship And Bob Lembke
    10. Other Models Of Congregational Support
    Epilogue
    Notes
    Recommended Resources And Contact Information
    Authors

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    f your family includes someone with disabilities, you know that congregations can be places of healing or harm, support or lack of care. How can churches better support individuals with disabilities and their families?

    In Circles of Love, meet people who have received support from caring people in Anabaptist congregations-support that has changed the course of their lives. These are not stories of valor or victory, but rather of ordinary people whose lives have been transformed by circles of love. Learn concrete acts of compassionate care that congregations can take to support people with disabilities and those who love them.

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  • New Every Morning

    $9.99

    Care giving can be an immense burden fraught with tough days and dark nights. Come journey with Earline as she writes from her experience as a caregiver. These 52 devotions written for both the caregiver and the patient will encourage you as you walk this path. As you read each day you will be reminded that His mercies are New Every Morning.

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  • Serving In The Sunset

    $13.75

    So you have chosen, by the grace of God, to undertake the challenge and opportunity of caring for an elderly relative. What is the first step?

    This comprehensive handbook for compassionate Christian caregiving is designed to answer many of your questions. It also includes suggestions on how the rest of the family and the local congregation can contribute to this noble undertaking.

    Serving in the Sunset addresses physical issues such as retirement and the health and safety of older people, along with their spiritual, emotional, and social needs. Other subjects include legal and financial aspects and the challenges of seniors in their declining years.

    This volume is a compilations of hints and suggestions, of difficulties and struggles, of blessings and rewards-contributed by individuals who were serving in the sunset.

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  • Reluctant Caregiver : Navigating The Turmoil Of The Sandwich Generation

    $17.99

    Some say courage is fear that has said its prayers.

    Bobbi may be married with two grown children, but the child inside still fears and resents the attacks and tirades of her ninety-year-old mother, now afflicted with dementia. While still a teenager, Bobbi was disowned by her mother. How can she now take on the role of caregiver?

    Bobbi seeks escape from the task, but gradually realizes that Jesus has a greater goal in mind than teaching her to be a caregiver. Crisis after crisis forces Bobbi to turn to Jesus for help, all the while testing to see if his promises can be taken literally. Is he in charge? Will he work things out? Is his plan perfect?

    Nancy’s erratic behaviour and moods punctuate the ensuing year. Stripped of any illusion that she can cope on her own, Bobbi finds her faith rewarded in unpredictable ways. Her journey of anxiety and failure also comes with insights and small but important victories. She tells the story candidly, often humorously, as she comes to a deeper understanding of dementia, her mother, and most of all, Jesus.

    Read and weep. Laugh and pray. Gain courage and perspective of your own!

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  • If Nuns Ruled The World

    $12.99

    Open Road Media
    Veteran reporter Jo Piazza profiles ten extraordinary nuns and the causes to which they have dedicated their lives–from an eighty-three-year-old Ironman champion to a sassy campaigner for equal wealth distributionMeet Sister Simone Campbell, who traversed the United States challenging a Republican budget that threatened to severely undermine the well-being of poor Americans; Sister Megan Rice, who is willing to spend the rest of her life in prison if it helps eliminate nuclear weapons; and the inimitable Sister Jeannine Gramick, who is fighting for acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church. During a time when American nuns are under attack from the very institution to which they pledge, these sisters offer inspiring, provocative counterstories that are sure to spark debate.Overthrowing our popular perception of nuns as killjoy schoolmarms content to live in the annals of nostalgia, Piazza defines them instead as the most vigorous catalysts of change in an otherwise constricting patriarchy.

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  • 2nd Forgetting : Remembering The Power Of The Gospel During Alzheimers Dise

    $14.99

    Charles is 78 years old and there is much he cannot remember. He cannot remember the names of his children, why he lives in a nursing home, or even whether he ate breakfast today. His forgetting causes confusion, and in his fear and uncertainty he sometimes lashes out at those who try to care for him. But when someone reads a favorite Psalm he quickly joins in, reciting each cherished word. When he hears an old hymn of faith, his hand slowly raises and he breathes out each word quietly, his face reflecting a peace that passes all understanding. Alzheimer’s disease has been described as the ‘defining disease’ of the baby boomer generation. Millions of Americans will spend much of their retirement years either caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or experiencing its effects on their lives firsthand. When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they face great uncertainty, knowing that they can expect to live their remaining years with increasing confusion and progressively greater reliance upon other people to care for them. As the disease advances it seems to overwhelm a person, narrowing their focus and leading them to forget critical truths about the Lord, their life with him, and his promises. Through the personal stories of those affected and the loved ones who care for them, Dr. Benjamin Mast highlights the power of the gospel for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Filled with helpful, up-to-date information, Dr. Mast answers common questions about the disease and its effect on personal identity and faith as he explores the biblical importance of remembering and God’s commitment to not forget his people. In addition, he gives practical suggestions for how the church can come alongside families and those struggling, offering help and hope to victims of this debilitating disease. If you are a Christian who knows or loves someone with Alzheimer’s disease, have recently been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease, or are a pastor or ministry leader seeking to better understand and minister to people with Alzheimer’s disease this book will encourage you with the good news of God’s faithfulness and the future hope he calls us to.

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  • Love Me Till I Die

    $2.95

    Love Me Till I Die is written from the perspective of someone who is dying. Penned by Daniel Schramm, a hospice chaplain with years of experience working with those who are dying and their families, this short work provides valuable advice for family members, friends, caregivers, and healthcare workers as to the desires of someone who is dying. Our greatest longing is to love and be loved, especially at the end of life. This book gives voice to this yearning.

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  • Love Me Till I Die

    $9.95

    Love Me Till I Die is written from the perspective of someone who is dying. Penned by Daniel Schramm, a hospice chaplain with years of experience working with those who are dying and their families, this short work provides valuable advice for family members, friends, caregivers, and healthcare workers as to the desires of someone who is dying. Our greatest longing is to love and be loved, especially at the end of life. This book gives voice to this yearning.

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  • I Was Ill And You Cared For Me

    $9.95

    In I Was Ill and You Cared for Me, John F. Craghan offers readers a variety of biblical reflections to help family members, friends, and health care workers deal with the diminished physical and mental conditions of those they love and serve. These reflections will help these relationships become more meaningful, enriching, and helpful for all involved. They will also serve as an engaging invitation to further biblical study.

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  • Art Of Caring For The Sick

    $14.95

    Offers perspectives through which readers can have a better understanding of the complex world of health, suffering, dying and death. The author’s input treats of prevention, care and rehabilitation all within a Christian and biblical context. The content is developed in the form of workbook, with exercises, pastoral dialogues to analyze and case studies.

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  • Through The Wilderness Of Alzheimers

    $15.00

    Nearly five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating neurological disorder affecting the memory that places great stress on sufferers as well as caregivers.

    Despite the difficulties Alzheimer’s presents, Robert and Anne Simpson insist that there is hope for patients and their loved ones-hope that if we are willing to face our fears, accept our fate, and help each other as best we can, we will find companionship and courage on the journey.

    In telling the story of their journey into Alzheimer’s, the Simpsons offer families accurate, first hand information about the disease, as well as support and practical help for patients and caregivers. Their dramatic story, told from both of their perspectives, uses journal entries, conversations, letters, and prayers to trace the onset, diagnosis, and treatment of Robert’s condition.

    All who are trying to find a way through the wilderness of Alzheimer’s will find understanding, compassion, practical advice, and spiritual hope in this story.

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  • Dementia : Living In The Memories Of God

    $25.00

    Dementia is one of the most feared diseases in Western society today. Some have even gone so far as to suggest euthanasia as a solution to the perceived indignity of memory loss and the disorientation that accompanies it. In this book John Swinton develops a practical theology of dementia for caregivers, people with dementia, ministers, hospital chaplains, and medical practitioners as he explores two primary questions: Who am I when I’ve forgotten who I am? What does it mean to love God and be loved by God when I have forgotten who God is?

    Offering compassionate and carefully considered theological and pastoral responses to dementia and forgetfulness, Swinton’s Dementia: Living in the Memories of God redefines dementia in light of the transformative counter story that is the gospel.

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  • With Each Passing Moment

    $14.95

    Caregivers. Beyond tired, beyond stressed, they hunger for a glimmer of hope. You can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voices. They are stretched way too thin and panic simmers just under the surface. What if the next thing to go wrong makes them snap? With Each Passing Moment, a devotional memoir, offers hope and encouragement for weary caregivers. The short chapters are arranged alphabetically by emotional, physical, and spiritual needs that caregivers face daily.

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  • Struggles Of Caregiving

    $7.99

    Caregiving is a demanding task that takes a huge toll on the person providing care – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Nell Noonan, speaking from her own experience as caregiver for her husband, describes caregiving as a cataclysmic spiritual experience.

    Noonan says it’s critical for caregivers to practice self-care so they can cope with their situation. Paying attention to their spiritual health is especially important.

    The 28-Days format (4 weeks of brief daily readings that include scripture and prayer) provides an accessible way for caregivers, typically stressed and pressed for time, to devote a few minutes to their spiritual health.

    Noonan’s honesty and faith are hallmarks of her writing. Speaking from her own experience and that of others, she does not avoid difficult situations and the feelings that accompany them. She witnesses to the strength she finds as she continually turns to God, even in her darkest moments.

    Caregivers will appreciate these devotions that are both forthright and uplifting.

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  • Nurses Best Medicine

    $14.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781434912701Mae VanPeltBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • Spirituality Of Caregiving

    $9.99

    You already know that caregiving is hard work and is sometimes unappreciated, but have you ever considered that it isn’t easy to be the care receiver? In this encouraging book Henri Nouwen communicates warmth, respect, and compassion as he shares heartfelt insights on what it means to be a caregiver and to be cared for. His wisdom will change how you approach the caregiving relationship. A must read for every caregiver!

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  • When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers

    $10.99

    Bestselling author Cecil Murphey, creator of When Someone You Love Has Cancer, shares another inspired offering. With a caring spirit, he provides comfort, advice, and prayers for those who journey alongside a loved one whose memory is fading.

    Tranquil paintings of popular artist Michal Sparks provide a sanctuary for caregivers, friends, and family members as they draw strength from firsthand stories of those who have walked a similar path. Murphey offers simple, invaluable guidance on how to:
    *take care of themselves and seek assistance
    *shape new ways to communicate with their loved one
    *help others connect with the person
    *introduce activities and exercise to enhance health and mobility

    For those walking a sometimes lonely journey, this gift offers a gentle voice of support and is a hopeful reminder of the moments of peace that they and their loved one can still experience together.

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  • Aging Is A Family Affair

    $18.95

    Collecting 33 unique family case studies derived directly from patient experiences, formally conducted interviews, and informal encounters and anecdotes, this resource illustrates several inevitable lessons that reinforce the pressing need for families to engage aging loved ones sooner, not later, about long-term elder care, loss, and end of life planning. Each narrative approaches aging from a unique perspective, exposing real families overcoming their own taboos, dysfunctional relationships, unhealed wounds, and other unforeseen challenges. Unique in its focus, extent, and narrative format, each study is complemented by clear, reassuring, and practical advice.

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  • Complete Horse Care Manual (Revised)

    $25.00

    A thorough, visually engaging guide to everything you need to know about horse care, from daily chores to caring communication to emergency medicine. Hundreds of full-color photographs and diagrams walk you through everything you need to do to keep your horse healthy and happy, while expert commentary gives you a deeper understand of your animal.

    The book is written by veterinary surgeon and horse specialist Colin Vogel, and includes a detailed diagnostic guide to help horse owners identify and treat common ailments and figure out when something is serious enough to call a veterinarian. Vogel also guides readers through the practical, everyday challenges of horse ownership–from putting together a healthy diet for your horse, to understanding its behavior and body language, to setting up a proper outdoor enclosure. Every aspect of horse care is explained in detail, and illustrated with step-by-step photos so you can follow along.

    Accessible enough for beginners, and detailed enough that even equine experts will have lots to learn, the Complete Horse Care Manual helps horse lovers of all levels take better care of their animals.

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  • Soaring Above Co Addiction

    $14.95

    Twin Feather Publishing

    In Soaring Above Co-Addiction, the author shares her own experience of overcoming codependency by utilizing tools such as affirmations and visualization. In this memoir-style self-help book, the reader learns all of the traditional methods of recovery, like detachment and tough love, while also learning to master the power of the mind. This book goes beyond teaching the tools of recovery, it shows it’s readers how to create the life of their dreams.

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  • Theres A Storm Coming The Journey To Rescue And Save My Father

    $39.95

    This book chronicles the five-year journey the author took with her father, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, to restore his dignity and help him reach his physical, mental, and spiritual potential. The common denominator of faith in God and a belief in his supreme will enabled communication with her father, which was previously limited. Pragmatically, the author gives the caregiver suggestions on how to ensure the patient’s sense of accomplishment and purpose and maps out daily activity processes.

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  • Theres A Storm Coming The Journey To Rescue And Save My Father

    $24.95

    This book chronicles the five-year journey the author took with her father, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, to restore his dignity and help him reach his physical, mental, and spiritual potential. The common denominator of faith in God and a belief in his supreme will enabled communication with her father, which was previously limited. Pragmatically, the author gives the caregiver suggestions on how to ensure the patient’s sense of accomplishment and purpose and maps out daily activity processes.

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  • Learning To Let Go

    $14.95

    A short, practical, and personal guide to residential care. Sooner or later many of us will have to go into care. How do we, and those who are involved in our care, make wise choices? This book is written both for those preparing to enter residential care and for those (professionals, volunteers, pastors, family members, and friends) who can offer support to ease the struggle of transition. Learning to Let Go acknowledges and explores the intense experience of grief and bereavement that surrounds the relinquishment of independent living. The book explores how to ensure that those going into care retain their identity and are not reduced to peripheral status as patient or resident. Covering practical details from how to choose a home to what to pack when moving, this book will help facilitate a smooth transition at this emotional time of upheaval.

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  • Under The Eye

    $28.95

    Hopeless? Emotionally paralyzed?

    Under the Eye traces the journey of one woman in the same condition who against hope… found it.

    Sweeping from a prosperous early life into extreme adversity and struggle, Brenda Lane’s Under the Eye traces the encouraging life of one woman who refused to give up her faith, even in the most trying circumstances. She was rewarded by the ever present companionship of her faithful God.

    This story traces her life and the amazing gift that God used to keep her strong and to eventually turn her life around. At times funny, touching, and astonishing, Under the Eye demonstrates the phenominal way that God works in our lives.

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  • Under The Eye

    $11.95

    Hopeless? Emotionally paralyzed?

    Under the Eye traces the journey of one woman in the same condition who against hope… found it.

    Sweeping from a prosperous early life into extreme adversity and struggle, Brenda Lane’s Under the Eye traces the encouraging life of one woman who refused to give up her faith, even in the most trying circumstances. She was rewarded by the ever present companionship of her faithful God.

    This story traces her life and the amazing gift that God used to keep her strong and to eventually turn her life around. At times funny, touching, and astonishing, Under the Eye demonstrates the phenominal way that God works in our lives.

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  • Blessings And Prayers For Caregivers

    $6.99

    This book provides encouragement for the realities of daily care giving challenges. Through brief Gospel-focused readings and Scripture verses, this small book offers refreshment and renewal for the exhausted caregiver. Each reading focuses on Jesus as the source of our hope and strength. Blessings and Prayers for Caregivers can be tucked in a pocket or a purse to go with you wherever you are and to be at your fingertips whenever you have a minute or two and need a word of encouragement.

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  • Hedge People : How I Kept My Sanity And Sense Of Humor As An Alzheimers Car

    $11.99

    Caring for those with Alzheimer’s can be emotionally depleting. Frustration often dominates the day as you try to bridge the gap between real life and a person who has lost touch with reality. Combine that with the grief over the loss of the person you used to know and a haunting fear of what is to come and it seems as though life will never see laughter and joy again.

    But it does.

    In her collection of true stories, author Louise Carey conveys attitudes and techniques for treating dementia patients with respect while also finding humor in the unusual and frustrating situations encountered by the caregiver. The Hedge People offers caregivers solace in the stories and joy in the journey as they face the daily challenges of care giving with God s help.

    Filled with humor, warmth, and encouragement, each chapter includes a caregiver prayer, a leading question for reflection, and space to journal.

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  • When Your Aging Parent Needs Care

    $17.99

    Harvest House Print On Demand

    In nearly a quarter of households in the US, someone is caring for an elderly parent. Authors Candy Arrington and Kim Atchley draw from their personal experiences to speak to and support those who face the challenges of caring for a parent. With compassion and guidance, Arrington and Atchley partner with readers to
    help a parent with limited mobility, memory, ability, and resources
    draw from the wisdom of Scripture for sustenance
    understand the elderly parent’s perspective on giving up control, illness, and aging effectively organize forms, prescriptions, care, housing, and finances
    find personal balance by nurturing their own health, faith, and family

    What begins as a way to honor those they love becomes, for many, a confusing and stressful time. This resource of hope provides caregivers with the support and direction they need to be spiritually, physically, and emotionally prepared for what they face day by day.

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  • Not Alone : Encouragement For Caregivers

    $9.99

    It has been confirmed that approximately 45 million american find themselves caring for a family member or friend contending with illness or impairment. Not Alone is the product of Noonan’s realization that an authentic caregiver’s devotional books should support individuals committed to attending to an ill or impaired loved one or friend

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  • Village Medical Manual 1-2 (Reprinted)

    $35.99

    Village Medical Manual is a two-volume guide to health care in developing countries where expert medical care can be hard to find. Its intended use is by those who are required, by location and circumstances, to render medical care for which they are not professionally trained. Reader-friendly and easy to navigate, this manual will allow the reader to find the best treatments and procedures in a variety of medical situations. Each volume includes illustrations and instructions that assist in diagnosing and treating patients. Volume I includes medical principles and procedures for basic care and emergency situations. Volume II includes symptom, disease, drug, and regional indices to assist the reader in step-by-step diagnoses and treatment of patients. This useful two-volume guide is a handy reference for all lay persons who need the skills to meet health care challenges in developing areas.

    With Village Medical Manual, Dr. Vanderkooi has targeted a frequently neglected category of medical caregivers: people who are well-educated in disciplines other than medicine living in rural areas of developing countries. These reluctant healers are frustrated by the unfamiliar jargon of books written for physicians and the lack of depth of health guides written for indigenous people. Through thorough research, extensive experience, common sense, logical arguments of contents, well-defined procedural plans and the use of everyday words, Dr. Vanderkooi has hit her mark very well.
    Neva Abbott, M.D., M.P.H.
    Former Director of International Health
    Wycliffe Bible Translators

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