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ISBN:1462877052
Author: Gary Joseph LeBlanc
ISBN13: 978-1462877058
Title: Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness: Common Sense Caregiving Expanded Edition
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Category: Mental Health
Publisher: Xlibris; Expanded edition (July 5, 2011)
Pages: 332

Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness: Common Sense Caregiving Expanded Edition by Gary Joseph LeBlanc



Staying Afloat in a Sea . .has been added to your Cart. Gary Joseph LeBlanc evidently took very good care of his father. He writes for the Tampa Tribune quite frequently and I enjoy his column. I saw both of my parents through the Alz/dementia nightmare for about five years-at about the same time Gary was going through it. It was tough-and I was having serious health issues of my own. But you have to find a way to keep on going and keep on doing. I think books like this one helps. As I read the book, I kept asking myself, "Did I do as good a job as Gary did? Did I do everything I could?" I hope I did.

Gary Joseph LeBlanc is an author, columnist, speaker and book dealer from Spring Hill, Florida. He was the primary caregiver of his beloved father stricken with Alzheimer's disease for nearly a decade. LeBlanc's weekly column appears in the Hernando Today, Tampa Tribune and many other health publications. His writings offer insight and hope through his own journey of caregiving, dealing with the memory-impaired, given in a caregiver friendly manner. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

book by Gary Joseph LeBlanc. When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I read everything I could get my hands on about the disease. Right off the bat I could tell if it was written by a physician, pharmaceutical company or even a nursing home. When caregivers are looking for help, the last thing they need is medical text so complex they already forgot what they read by the time it's laid back down.

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Gary Joseph LeBlanc, is a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist, Director of Dementia Education for the Dementia Spotlight Foundation and the author of "Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness," The Aftereffects of Caregiving, "Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors" and co- author of "While I Still Ca. Also, he was a weekly columnist of "Common Sense Caregiving" published in the Tampa Tribune, Hernando Today, Feather Sound News, Hernando Sun and many other health publications.

by Gary Joseph LeBlanc. Esta es guía en español,de recursos para el cuidador de demencias, que cubre de la A a la Z. Cuando mi padre fue inicialmente diagnosticado con Alzheimer, yo leía todo lo que caía en mis manos sobre la enfermedad. Enseguida, yo podía decir si estaba escrito por un médico, compañía farmacéutica o incluso un hogar de cuidado. Cuando los cuidadores buscan ayuda, lo último que quieren es un texto tan complejo que se les haya olvidado al terminar de leerlo. This is what got me started on writing about common sense caregiving, which turned into a weekly column and now into this book. My goal is to make this book as "caregiver friendly" as possible.

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Gary Joseph LeBlanc is a columnist and book dealer from Spring Hill, Florida. He was the primary caregiver of his beloved father stricken with Alzheimer’s disease for nearly the past decade. LeBlanc’s weekly column appears in the Hernando Today, a Tampa Tribune Publication. His writings offer insight and hope through his own 3,000 days plus of caregiving, dealing with the memory-impaired, given in a caregiver friendly manner. Additional information.

This is what got me started on writing about common sense caregiving, which turned into a weekly column and now into th. Author. As my mother is spiraling downward with dementia, and although she is in a memory care facility, this book was so helpful for m. ust seeing my feelings in print validated what we are both going through. This is not a journey to travel alone. When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I read everything I could get my hands on about the disease Right off the bat I could tell if it was written by a physician, pharmaceutica.

Ambassador · 16 November 2013 to present. Common Sense Caregiving. Columnist, Dementia Educator, Speaker · 1 August 2008 to present · Spring Hill, Florida. Current City and Home Town. Spring Hill, Florida. Devoted to helping fellow caregivers and those living with dementia Author of "Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness," "The Aftereffects of Caregiving" "Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors," "Shannon's Journey" and "Profile of a Fisherman. Co-author of "While I Still Can" Founder of the Hospital Wristband Program and Co-Founder of Dementia Mentors. Albert Einstien said: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I read everything I could get my hands on about the disease. Right off the bat I could tell if it was written by a physician, pharmaceutical company or even a nursing home. When caregivers are looking for help, the last thing they need is medical text so complex they already forgot what they read by the time it's laid back down. This is what got me started on writing about common sense caregiving, which turned into a weekly column and now into this book. My goal is to make this book as "caregiver friendly" as possible. Sharing my triumphs and hardships from my plus three-thousand day campaign in dealing with the disease of Alzheimer's and the world of memory-impairment.
Reviews: 7
Marilore
I was fortunate in that, because I worked in social services, I'd taken a lot of classes and attended seminars on AD before my mother was ever diagnosed, so I already knew quite a bit before ever reading this book. But I think that it's one of the best that I've read on actually living with someone who has Alzheimer's and is full of good information, written on a layman's level, and very understandable.

Until you live with it, you can't really understand what the person with Alzheimer's is going through, and what the caregiver(s) go through. And each situation is different. But as a basic primer, this is excellent. I have recommended it to a number of people who have come back and told me how much that it helped them.
Brannylv
Staying Afloat is based on the first hand experience of the author, and is filled with invaluable information for the patient and the caregiver during the inevitable and tragic progress of Alzheimer's. My husband was recently diagnosed and is in the moderate stages, while I am in the stages of "I don't even know what questions to ask." This book is like a firm hand on my shoulder and and a push in the right direction. I highly recommend this book as required reading for the caretaker, and for the family and close friends of the patient as well.
Doomwarden
My husband and I are taking care of my Mom, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's two years ago. This book so accurately and heart warmingly describes this long painful journey.

We are just starting into the isolation part. Since Mom can't remember the words to finish a sentence, family has virtually stopped calling or visiting her. Since we can't leave Mom alone too much, friends have virtually stopped calling us. It helped to read the book and realize we aren't alone with that phenomenon.

This book spoke often of loyalty and routine when taking care of a loved one with the disease. I so whole heartedly agree. GJL highlighted so many common sense ideas in this book and anyone thinking of or already taking care of a Alzheimer's loved one should read this book.

For those of us that are caregivers presently it gives thoughtful ideas and insight. For those considering being a caregiver it should be a guide. It is true and accurate.

I highly recommend this book for caregivers or anyone who has a loved one with Alzheimer's, even if not the main caregiver.
Mavegar
This book has been a very big help to me. My husband is in the moderate stage of early-onset Alzheimer's. I'm always looking for any tips that will make his life and my life easier. I've learned things from other books also but this one is from a man who lived through it with his father. His examples of things that happened make me think that I'm doing ok and there's not always a right or wrong way to do things. Everyone is different. Things change from day to day or at times minute to minute when you're dealing with this disease. It's an easy read on my Kindle which is good for the days when you're mentally exhausted.
Jorad
This is a good book for Alzheimer caregivers and written at such a personable level. Gary Joseph LeBlanc evidently took very good care of his father. He writes for the Tampa Tribune quite frequently and I enjoy his column. I saw both of my parents through the Alz/dementia nightmare for about five years--at about the same time Gary was going through it. It was tough--and I was having serious health issues of my own. But you have to find a way to keep on going and keep on doing. I think books like this one helps. As I read the book, I kept asking myself, "Did I do as good a job as Gary did? Did I do everything I could?" I hope I did. I certainly meant to. My mother and I were so-o-o-o close, always, and the last year she lived she thought I was her sister. That was rough..........
DABY
This first person account of caring for a family member with memory loss dementia was very encouraging in many ways. When similar episodes occur in my own experience of caregiving, I recall the encouragement shared by the author and it actually uplifts me and helps me find a positive response to my dear one. The many helpful suggestions were very down to earth and I have taken courage in remembering what was shared in this very personal and kind book. With appreciation, Thanks very much to the author for taking his time to share with the rest of us in similar places in our lives.
Kigabar
This book is my favorite yet about family caregiving and Alzheimer's. I am using it in a class I am teaching on Alzheimer's coaching at Remembering4You (dot) Com. I spoke with the author and he is a journalist so the writing is excellent. What I like best about this book is the way the chapters are short, to the point, and the author uses lots of humor. I cried and laughed all at the same time. It brought back all the memories of my 10 years of providing family care to my husband who is living with his Alzheimer's. Best book if you want everyone in the family to get a good look at what a family caregiver and the person living with Alzheimer's are living on a day-to-day and stage-to-stage basis.

Dr. Ethelle Lord
Pioneer in Alzheimer's Coaching
Read this after soaking up 36-Hour Day book which was recommended by Neurologist and very helpful. This one, however, goes into just about everything you will encounter as caregiver - short and to the point and easy easy read. Quiet a page turner. Makes you feel better just knowing you're not crazy, that others actually go through this and that it is normal for your friends to drift away when you become a caregiver. Also the reiteration of keeping a regular routine was a great reminder in all the situations. Use for a quick reminder at times now.