Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks: A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's

U of Nebraska Press, 1. jan. 2005 - 191 sider
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When the doctors told Lela Shanks that Alzheimer's would render her husband totally helpless, she was given no instructions on how to manage his disease at home. It was understood that Alzheimer's patients were destined for institutional care. Undaunted, she cared for Hughes at home for the next thirteen years until his peaceful death in 1998. In "Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks," Lela Shanks sets forth the knowledge and wisdom that made all the difference. She describes her initial denial, her gradual acceptance, and her discovery that the key to successful caregiving lies in never losing sight of the patient's humanity. Shanks details the symptoms and stages of the disease, sets forth practical techniques for managing problems such as wandering and incontinence, and outlines twenty coping and survival strategies for caregivers.

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This beautifully crafted book depicts the joys and sorrows of caring for a relative diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Using her own experience of caring for her husband as an example, Shanks provides ... Læs hele anmeldelsen


PART ONE The Symptoms and Stages of Alzheimers Disease
PART TWO Techniques for Successful InHome Management
PART THREE Surviving the Stress of Caregiving
PART FOUR Hopes and Rewards
APPENDIX Outline for Primary Caregiver Training Course

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Lela Knox Shanks (1927?2011) was an independent scholar and lecturer living in Lincoln, Nebraska. She and Hughes were married for fifty years and have four children. Hughes Hannibal Shanks worked for the federal government for thirty years and was the first African American hired by the Denver Social Security Administration office in theø1950s. This edition includes an epilogue by Lela. Steven H. Zarit is a professor of human development at Pennsylvania State University. He is also the coauthor of The Hidden Victims of Alzheimer?s Disease: Families under Stress.

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