Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2016
  • Publisher: Northfield Publishing

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Across America and around the world, the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)?

Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss.

This collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will: Provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease, correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD, discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages, address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey, offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD. Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade is heartfelt and easy to apply, providing gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s. Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.

Author Biography

GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

DEBBIE BARR is a master certified health education specialist with a MA in health education and promotion, as well as a BA in journalism. She has also earned the Managed Healthcare Professional (MHP) designation from the advocacy and trade association, American's Health Insurance Plans. She worked at the Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for more than five years, first as a program coordinator, then as Outreach Liaison for the Center. She is the author/coauthor of three books and a wide variety of freelance materials.

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