Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives

Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives

By Mary McDaniel Cail, Ph.D.
Foreword by Barry Petersen
ISBN 978-0-9825751-2-3
Truewind Press, 199 pages
Includes index and reading guide

In this reader-friendly book, author Mary Cail offers step-by-step instructions for comforting those with Alzheimer's disease, and for supporting family members who provide ongoing care. Compelling stories illustrate the challenges of dementia: from Velma, an Arkansas sharecropper's daughter, to Willa, a physician once nominated for Surgeon General, and many more. Cail uses insightful strategies and "do and don't" conversation guides to deliver a realistic message of help and hope in a clear, sympathetic voice. Filled with practical and empowering advice, this book is essential reading for friends and loved ones, as well as concerned professionals and community members. 

 

 

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Between Jobs: Ten Ways to Help a Friend Who's Unemployed

Between Jobs: Ten Ways to Help a Friend Who's Unemployed

By Mary McDaniel Cail
Truewind Press ©2015
62 pages

Everyone knows unemployment is a difficult situation, especially when it drags on for months, even years. Do you know how to help a friend navigate through this stressful time of life—What to say, what to do? This short booklet (with more than 50 strategies) suggests practical ways to:

  • Support your friend's job search
  • Minimize the expense of socializing: Organize friends in ways that are free (or low cost) and fun.
  • Help your friend cope with the uncertainty and worry.
  • Encourage without criticizing.
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