Is There Any Ice Cream?

Accepting the Gift of Caregiving
Part One and Part Two   

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Understanding a caregiver's life will benefit: 

  1. anyone in a support role,

  2. 'friendly visitors,'

  3. service workers,

  4. family and friends

  5. caregivers

 

 Will you become overwhelmed?

       Do you know that spouse-caregivers

  •         can laugh & cry,

  •         feel anger & depression;

  •         can be happy & grateful,

  •         make mistakes & learn,

  •         slam doors, carry guilt,

  •         feel alone & need support??

Accepting the Gift of Caregiving, Part One

Is There Any Ice Cream?

by JUDITH ALLEN SHONE
(Published July 2019)

Surviving the Challenges of Caregiving
for a Loved One 
with Alzheimer's, Anxiety and COPD 

On the day of diagnosis you become a CAREGIVER.
                         ...now what?

Judith Allen Shone never asked “what if” her loved one became ill and she, alone, and in her seventies, would have to be the one to care for him for over ten years. It never occurred to her that she would become a caregiver 24/7, without support for the early years.

 

She never dreamed she would experience desperation and loneliness beginning just three years into retirement.

 

But that is exactly what happened.


    Would you have been ready?

 How would you grapple with unfamiliar situations? 

Will you be ready?

 

The author discovered over time, that the voices of caregivers sharing personal stories helped eliminate uncertainties, stress and fears while her confidence and courage blossomed.

 

Thus she was encouraged to share her stories to benefit future caregivers, to shine a light on the caregiving world through her journey.

 

We encourage readers to
become familiar with the role of caregiving...


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Inescapable Heartaches of Caregiving
for My Love 

with Alzheimer's, Anxiety, and COPD 
 

Accepting the Gift of Caregiving, Part Two

Did You Hide the Cookies?

by JUDITH ALLEN SHONE
(Published August 2020)

Through her collection of experiences,
the author reveals how, over time,
her attitude was challenged, moving her to
accept the gift of caregiving.

 

"And just like that, I was a caregiver"
Taken from Is There Any Ice Cream? © 2019

 

Rosalynn Carter,
former American First Lady,
has said,
 

"There are four kinds of people in the world:
those who have been caregivers,
those who are currently caregivers,
those who will be caregivers,
and those who will need caregivers."
 

"Did You Hide the Cookies?"
follows on the heels of the stories in
"Is There Any Ice Cream?"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sharing stronger emotional experiences 
associated with later stages of Alzheimer,
anxiety & COPD,


Exposing frightening, unfamiliar
caregiver situations,
and unexpected heartaches
peppered with the joys of caregiving.
 
Written from the perspective
of a spouse caregiver.

  Shone juggles humor with insight as she
  chronicles the story of

  • an unprepared and desperate caregiver,

  • on an emotional journey,

  • caring for her loved one 

  • with COPD, Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, vascular dementia, cancer with occasional mysteries arising.


  Read to reduce fears and gain confidence
  through being aware of the coping 
  mechanisms another caregiver learned as
  she lived
.  

   
 
...read to find meaning in your evolving role by
  getting a sense of the life of a spouse-
caregiver living in Alzheimer's world.


  Understanding will help reduce the stigma,
  the fears of the misunderstood, associated
  with dementia diseases and those who are
  their caregivers.

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for ease of reading!

(9" x 6" book size
with 324 pages)

   

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Put your arms around your shoulders and squeeze...that's a big bear hug from me !  JAS

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💖 THANK YOU to those who have written me beautiful notes about the book, to those who wrote reviews online or who gave star ratings, and to those who have encouraged others to read it. I am humbled by your kindness and most grateful for your support of caregivers.        Judy Shone     
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Accepting the Gift of Caregiving, is a two-book suite     Is There Any Ice Cream? © 2019     Did You Hide the Cookies?   © August 2020.