Alzheimer's Days Gone By

For Those Caring For Their Loved Ones

by Deanna Lueckenotte, LBSW, CALM, LNFA



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781438967486
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781438967493

About the Book

This book is designed to be an easy read for all dealing with someone with Alzheimer's; from the caregiver in the personal home to professional caregivers working in the long term care setting.  It includes an overview of dementias as well as ways to cope with behaviors.  Communication is also an important aspect covered.  Research updates as well as possible resources for the caregiver are included.  Activities of daily living and a lifestyle enhancement program are featured.  A brief section on the medical side is included but again this book is not designed from the clinical prospective and its focus is toward helping caregivers cope with their current situation of taking care of someone with Alzheimer's.  Short summaries of caregivers that found their "light in the tunnel" are included as the last chapter.  The first chapter is about taking care of your self because the caregiver will find it a difficult feat to continue to care for someone with Alzheimer's if taking care of themselves is not a priority.  The overall goal of the book is to give the caregiver a compass or light to help through the day to day care of the person with Alzheimer's.

About the Author

Deanna Lueckenotte received her formal education at University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, TX and at University of North Texas in Denton, TX where she obtained her BA in Psychology.  She then took 9 hours of her Master’s at Baylor in Waco, TX.  She has spent 9 years in long term care and during that time has received her Social Work License, Assisted Living certification and LNFA. She currently is an Executive Director at an Alzheimer's Assisted Living in southern Central Texas. During those 9 years she has been blessed by being able to work with people with Alzheimer’s and their families.  She also educates through the Greater Austin Alzheimer’s chapter by educating on the basics of Alzheimer’s for the 17 counties served. She has experienced personal loss from dementia.   She loves to spend as much time as possible with her husband and son. They love to travel as much as possible.  She recently added two new additions to their family, lab puppies!   She likes to spend time with her extended family that also live in the Central Texas area.

 If I am ever inflicted with this disease there is a good chance that I will go around singing or whistling to the tune of “Delta Dawn what’s that flower you have on?”  “Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?”  The reason I would do this is because this song holds very strong childhood memories for me.  My dad and I were always trying to sing or whistle this song.  Please keep in mind that the person you are taking care of is living in their “Days Gone By.”   



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