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Take Your Oxygen First Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss

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ISBN-10: 1934184209

ISBN-13: 9781934184202

Edition: N/A

Authors: Leeza Gibbons, James Huysman, Rosemary DeAngelis Laird

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Designed for those giving care to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other memory loss disorders, this informative and inspiring guide explores how to take care of oneself in order to meet the challenges of giving care to another. Heartfelt, candid accounts by television host Leeza Gibbons and the members of her familywho cared for Leeza's mother, Jean, for more than a decade after her Alzheimer's diagnosisare combined with current medical, nutritional, psychological and spiritual information and advice for caregivers. A comprehensive resources section and photo scrapbook of Leeza and her family are also included.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Lachance Publishing LLC
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 325
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jenny Ross, the owner and executive chef of the living-foods restaurant 118 Degrees in Costa Mesa, California, has been a pioneering spirit of the raw-foods movement since 2000, beginning with her first Los Angeles caf�. As a chef, her unique creations have captivated customers nationwide, and her product line is available in health-food stores throughout the country.Jenny works with clients of all backgrounds, motivating them toward more vibrant health while teaching them about the healing power of living foods. Her award-winning cuisine has drawn a celebrity clientele to her restaurant and has been a positive catalyst for changing many lives.Please visit her Website:…    

Leeza Gibbonsis the former host of the Emmy Award–winning daytime talk showLeeza. She is the founder of The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and Sheer Inspiration Life Coaching and is a member of the American Red Cross's Celebrity Cabinet. She lives in Los Angeles.James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW,is a psychologist, a clinical social worker, an addictions counselor, and an Eriksonian hypnotherapist. He is the executive director and cofounder of The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and an adjunct professor at Florida International University. He lives in Miami.Rosemary DeAngelis Laird, MD,nbsp;is the founding medical director of the Health First Aging Institute and the medical director of The…    

Leeza Gibbonsis the former host of the Emmy Award–winning daytime talk showLeeza. She is the founder of The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and Sheer Inspiration Life Coaching and is a member of the American Red Cross's Celebrity Cabinet. She lives in Los Angeles.James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW,is a psychologist, a clinical social worker, an addictions counselor, and an Eriksonian hypnotherapist. He is the executive director and cofounder of The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and an adjunct professor at Florida International University. He lives in Miami.Rosemary DeAngelis Laird, MD,nbsp;is the founding medical director of the Health First Aging Institute and the medical director of The…    

Foreword
Introduction - My Family - And Yours
About Leeza's Place
Acknowledgements
Knowledge Is Power
Why "Take Your Oxygen First"?
Understanding Memory Loss Disorders
The Brain
How We Think
How Memories are Made
What is Degenerative Memory Loss?
Vascular dementia
Lewy Body disease
Frontotemporal labar dementia
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Alzheimer's disease
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
Is Alzheimer's disease Inherited?
The Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
Early Stage Symptoms
Middle Stage Symptoms
Late Stage Symptoms
Treatment for Alzheimer's disease
Education - The Payoff
Finding Help
Get Close to Your Loved One
Connect With the Professionals
Learn the Facts and the Options
Plan Ahead
Stay Calm and Focused - No Matter What They Throw at You
Reach Out For Help from the Community
Finding Help - The Payoff
Caring For the Caregiver's Body
The Benefits of Exercise
How Exercise Helps Us
Getting Started
What Kind of Exercise Should You Do?
Exercise Classes
Tai Chi
Yoga
Water Exercises
Exercising With Your Loved One
Avoiding Physical Injury While Caregiving
Special Caregiver Needs: Strengthening the Back, Neck and Shoulder Muscles
The Caregiver Exercise Circuit
Back Strengthening Exercises
Neck and Shoulder Exercises
What Keeps You From Working Out
Physical Fitness - The Payoff
Eating Well
What is Nutrition?
What is a Healthy Diet?
A Word about Water
Fruits and Vegetables
Whole Grains
Dietary Oils
What's the Skinny on Diets?
What is the Truth About Vitamins?
What is a Healthy Diet for Seniors?
Update Your Food Pyramid
Nutrition and Weight - The Payoff
Brain Fitness and Sleep
How the Brain Ages
Is It Normal Aging or a Memory Loss Disorder?
Caregivers and the "Senior Moment Syndrome"
Does Brain Exercise Work?
Relax
Get Moving
Don't Retire From Life
Socialize
Brain Fitness - The Payoff
Sleep is Good - When You Can Get It
Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia?
Sleep and the Older Caregiver
Discovering the Problem
A Good Night's Sleep - The Payoff
Caring for the Caregiver's Mind
Coping with Depression and Anxiety
Depression
Recognizing Depression
Treating Depression
Beyond-Depression: The Payoff
Anxiety
What is Anxiety?
The Symptoms of Anxiety
Treating Anxiety
Medication
Therapy
Lifestyle Changes
Stress Management Techniques
Managing Anxiety - The Payoff
Overcoming Denial and Guilt
Denial
Waking Up from Denial
Banishing Denial: The Payoff
Guilt
Conquering Guilt
Beyond Guilt - The Payoff
Managing Anger
Working Through the Anger
Managing Anger - The Payoff
Caring for the Caregiver's Spirit
Nourishing Your Family's Spirit - And Your Own
Intergenerational Programs: The Tools for Family Connection
Scrapbooking
Journaling
Stamping
Memory Television: A Video Starring You and Your Loved One
Scriptwriting
Set Design
Action!
Connecting as a Family - The Payoff
Caregiving as a Spiritual Practice
Finding Meaning in Your Life
Accepting the Pain
Living the Why of Caregiving
Finding Meaning in Caregiving - The Payoff
Afterword: Goodbye to Jean
Resources
Appendix: Special Caregiver Situations
About the Authors
Index