Author: Carol B. Amos
Genre: Christian Living/Self-Help
Every 65 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease.
What would you do if your loved one received the devastating diagnosis?
Fifteen million unpaid caregivers are thrust into the caregiving role by necessity, with very little understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease has, and will, slowly deteriorate their loved one. H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer’s Journey Helps, Organizes, Prepares, and Educates caregivers for the difficult road ahead, providing knowledge, tools, and advice that Carol B. Amos and her brothers learned or developed during their eleven-year journey providing care for their mother.
The Caregiving Principle™, Carol’s novel approach to caregiving, is the central theme and is a simple method that provides a deeper understanding of a person with Alzheimer’s disease and a framework for the caregiver’s role.
With words of inspiration, personal reflections, anecdotes, and original family email communication throughout, H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer’s Journey conveys concepts in an open, honest, and creative manner. Carol and her siblings share their thoughts, concerns, emotions, and deliberations and encourage caregivers to take care of themselves, while providing inspiration for the remainder of their journey.
Reviewer: Hanna Anderson
H.O.P.E for the Alzheimer's Journey by Carol B.Amos is a great resource to have for those with loved ones facing Alzheimer's. The acronym stand for: Help, Organization, Preparation, and Education. Ms. Amos openly shares her family's experience caring for their mother with Alzheimer's while lending H.O.P.E to others. She gives practical advice on in home care, nursing facility options, as well as an in-depth view at the disease itself and its effect on a family.
Included in this book are email correspondence between Ms. Amos and her siblings describing their observations on the state of their mother, care options, and personal feelings about what they are going through. The family shares their ups, downs, and occasional humorous moments as they band together for their mother's needs. This inside look can be quite valuable to other families experiencing the same thing offering a positive example and encouraging perspective.
Even though Alzheimer's can be a devastating disease, H.O.P.E for the Alzheimer's Journey describes a family who's faith in Jesus Christ has helped them to overcome the heartache with grace and a focus on the good things counting their blessings along the way. I recommend this book not only to those with loved ones facing Alzheimer's but also anyone working in elderly care positions. This book is insightful, educational, but most of all inspirational.
9/1/2018 07:39:58 pm
Thank you for bring attention to care giving it is very hard to care for a parent but yet you do not want to put them in a home. Seniors would like to leave this journey from their own home after working so many years to build a beautiful place to stay
9/13/2018 07:27:06 pm
Carol's book has been a tremendous asset during my mother's diagnosis. It provides great recommendations. Times like this it is helpful along my journey
Cynthia Gunter Milton
9/26/2018 10:10:46 am
What a touching and informational book on such a "thief in the night" disease. Here, Carol takes us from the beginning signs of her mother's disease. From the beginning, she and her siblings took on the challenge together to make sure her mother received the medical care, medicines, assistant living care, etc., that was needed at every step of her journey. This was no way an easy task as, in the beginning, all three siblings did not live in the same city as her mother.
10/10/2018 07:59:56 am
HOPE is exactly what family members need when they are in the midst of this devastating disease. Thank you Carol, Mike and Ron for displaying love, compassion, humility, grace and mercy during the battle. The battle is not ours!
1/31/2019 06:20:38 am
Very inspirational and uplifting.
2/1/2019 11:12:07 am
Dr. Amos' book is a necessary tool for anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Written with compassion and the wisdom of experience, H.O.P.E. delivers on its promise.
2/4/2019 07:09:38 pm
Carol Amos did a wonderful job of walking the reader through her personal story. Along with her brothers it is evident of the care they gave to their mother suffering with Alzheimer. The emails they shared throughout this journey were very touching. I was my mother's caregiver while she too battled Alzheimer and in many ways I could relate to Dr. Amos' story. I would highly recommend reading this book.
Richard J. Ross, Sr.
2/12/2019 07:42:11 am
In my Christian walk as a deacon for nearly 30 years, I visited many nursing homes and private homes to have prayer with and commune those who suffered from Alzheimer's. The most devastating reality is the effect the Alzheimer's has on family members and close friends. I have seen caregivers cope until they were no longer able to be of assistance to their loved ones. This book allows those going through the same journey to see it from a loving and Christian experience. The Holy Spirit guides us through tribulations and helps make us stronger to endure that journey. Thank you Ms. Amos for allowing others to experience your journey. Richard J. Ross, Sr.
2/12/2019 12:13:54 pm
Carol Amos has written a book that is not only informative but it is a phenomenal aid and guide to successfully coping and understanding the challenges of a loved one affected with Alzheimer’s disease. Thank you Carol!
2/24/2019 02:23:01 pm
I have given this book to several caregivers who found it very helpful and informative, as well as encouraging. I recommend sharing this well written and documented book with any one who finds themselves in the position of caring for someone who is living with Alzheimer's.
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