DANCING WITH DAD
Lessons for Dancing the Long Good-bye: Seven Steps to Making Peace with Alzheimer's
As a nurse I worked with many families who were looking for resources to help them understand and cope with the effects of Alzheimer's disease — for their loved ones and for themselves. Most Alzheimer’s resources today are aimed at the intellect, focusing on scientific proofs, research results, and an eventual cure. This information abounds on the internet from many organizations and educational institutions. It is necessary and helpful.
However, until there is a cure, we also need a different kind of help. We need help for the increasing losses we see in our loved ones and clients. We need help for the heart-rending changes we see. Because this is a special situation, we need help interpreting our daily experiences from a special perspective.
This booklet is meant to be reflective, inspiring, and educational; it is meant to be helpful in a different and special way. It may be the most effective for you if you can sit with it more than once, letting it speak to you slowly, at the heart level.
Peace, from my heart to yours,
For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it is no secret that the care-giving is very emotionally draining and at times physically taxing as well. Ellen Swanson explores the characteristics often seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease and offers deeper spiritual meanings and lessons that these characteristics can teach. By bringing awareness to these meanings and spiritual lessons, a caregiver can find a measure of comfort and relief from the “stress” otherwise caused by watching a loved one progress through the disease. When one can find meaning in suffering, the heaviness of suffering becomes lighter.
This is a great booklet and I hope it will reach many readers who will certainly benefit from it.
— Scott Nissen, R.N.
Thank you for your interest in Lessons for Dancing the Long Good-bye: Seven Steps to Making Peace with Alzheimer’s. To order booklet(s), please contact Ellen.
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