62 Tips For Caregivers Of Alzheimer´s To Delay Shutdown

Discover the power of compassion and knowledge in this insightful guide for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s. With 62 invaluable tips at your fingertips, you’ll gain the tools and understanding to navigate the unique challenges of this journey and make a profound difference in your loved one’s life. Delve into powerful strategies that will help delay the shutdown and preserve precious moments of connection. This book is your companion – illuminating, empowering, and reminding you that every caregiver has the capacity to bring light and love to those they hold dear.

“62 Tips For Caregivers of Alzheimer´s To Delay Shutdown” defines what it means to be a home caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s on the loneliest possible life journey.

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s without any outside help is extremely difficult but in most cases there is no other option. Outside professional help cannot respond “in real time” when radical behavioral changes occur. Only home caregivers can. There are no two profile behavioral changes alike, not even in the same stage of the disease.

Consequently, there isn’t a standard therapy to apply. There are no fixed “do this” and “do that” rules, or a “to do list” for the caregiver to follow. Even the stages of Alzheimer’s vary in their characteristics. Hospice Care begins at home the very first day it is diagnosed.

This book promises to be a shortcut for caregivers as it details experiences from successes and failures from a home caregiver as a guide to deal with these behavioral changes. “What worked for me may not work for you.” Caregivers are completely on their own.

Witness invented personalized therapies that will empower a caregiver with new tools and strategies from an experienced home caregiver to mitigate “in real time” changes of behavior of their loved one. Detailed are personalized activities and therapies that can vary because we are all dealing with very different behavioral changes.

62 Tips For Caregivers of Alzheimer´s provides tools to manage our vulnerability to frustrations that test our temperament and desperation that often sets in. These emotions work aggressively against our efforts when trying to care give for a family member with Alzheimer’s.

Readers who identify as home caregivers, will sacrifice whatever it takes, suspend any activity we enjoy, ignore our basic necessities, and neglect our health to prevent our loved ones from shutting down.

“I realize there are other “amateur home caregivers” on their own trying to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. Like everyone I had to learn the hard way by trial and error for 6 years to mitigate tremendous changes in behavior with my wife in the beginning of the advanced stages, unable to speak.”

Uncover the secrets in 62 Tips For Caregivers Of Alzheimer´s To Delay Shutdown to help manage the behavioral changes of a loved one with much needed guidance, support and hope to those navigating the loneliest journey of their lives.


Meet Sammie

As an author I am certainly not an expert or an authority on Alzheimer’s. I am definitely not a professional author and didn´t pretend to write an authoritative masterpiece. I never pretended to be any one of those things. I am simply an ordinary “John Doe” 24/7 caregiver, husband, sharing my experiences, inventing therapies while caring for my wife with Alzheimer’s. We have been married 44 years, 3 kids now grown up, a great dog most of those years, a typical family on our own trying to hold on to my wife and avoid her shutdown.

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s in the home without any outside help is extremely difficult but usually there is no other option. Outside professional help cannot respond “in real time” when radical behavioral changes occur. Only home caregivers can. No one has the exact key as to how to respond to these changes as there are no two profile behavioral changes alike in the same stage of the disease.

Consequently, there isn’t a standard therapy to apply as each person reacts differently in each stage. Even the stages of Alzheimer’s vary in their characteristics. Only experiences from others can be your guide. What works for me may not work for you. Caregivers, no two alike, are completely on their own.

I began to invent my own therapies. Family caregivers find themselves alone inventing their own therapies to mitigate behavioral changes and needs.

I realize there are other “home caregivers” like me trying to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Like everyone I was learning the hard way by trial and error to mitigate tremendous changes in behavior with my wife. It’s not easy as she was in the beginning of the advanced stages.

Hopefully, my books “62 Tips For Caregivers Of Alzheimer’s, To Delay Shutdown,” and “Preventing Her Shutdown, Losing My Wife To Alzheimer’s” become a shortcut to avoid some of the desperation, frustration and sadness on their tortuous caregiving journey.

Preventing Her Shutdown, Losing My Wife To Alzheimer´s

Preventing Her Shutdown is an inside look of what an ongoing caregiver spouse goes through in my desperate effort to keep my wife with Alzheimer’s “connected”. Very personal unloaded emotions are expressed and actions taken, never confided to anyone while slowly losing my wife. She doesn’t speak at all. She expresses only some sounds and shows a lot of anxiety. This becomes a real challenge trying to figure out what she wants and how she feels. How do we communicate? How do I talk to her? How does she tell me what she wants or needs? We both had to learn how to interact and communicate with each other. My desperation as a spouse caregiver is that we are constantly “connecting” as this alleviates my greatest fear of a “shutdown”. Detailed is how everyday, every moment I can, I try to create an opportunity to “connect”

Meet Sammie

I am a typical John Doe husband “amateur caregiver” for my wife with Alzheimer´s on my own inventing and creating ways to keep my wife interactive and connected. This book started out as a daily diary noting my wife’s behavior and my reactions which not only helped me ventilate my sorrow but also how to react to her changes and her needs as her caregiver. I wanted to share these efforts with other “amateur caregivers” like me living this same journey alone with their loved ones.

Save Your Brain Now: A Functional Medicine Perspective

There is an ever increasing epidemic of the decline of cognitive function and the diseases of dementia! Save Your Brain Now describes how a healthy brain functions and what causes cognitive decline that all too often leads to the diseases of dementia.

In addition, the book provides valuable tools for improve symptoms such as poor memory and brain fog, which can indicate cognitive decline and progress to diseases of dementia. We give hope and practical tips to improve brain health using a multimodal strategy. This strategy includes keys to maintaining excellent cognitive function and even successful strategies that can restore cognitive function even if you are suffering from diseases of dementia.

The Co-authors Naturopathic Doctor, Peter Wilhelmsson and Neuroscientist, Hayde Bolouri both reside in Sweden and have extensive training in functional medicine and brain health.


Meet Peter Wilhelmsson

A.A. Journalism,Valley College, Van Nuys, 1972
B.A. History Cal State Northridge, 1974.
M.A. English Cal State Northridge, 1976
Herbal Medicine training Wild Rose College 1978
Naturopathic doctor, European College of Natural Medicine 1984
Anti Aging practitioner and advanced fellow (ABAAHP), 2017
Post Graduate Cognitive health certification with Functional Medicine
Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) 2019
Naturopathic Medical Practice since 1979
Author of 14 books in Health genre from 1986 to 2019 in Swedish, English,Finish and Korean.
Encyclopedia of Nutritional Medicine, Sports Nutrition,Allergies, Candiasis, etc.

A Caregiver’s Journey: Self-Care For Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

This book is for those who find themselves in a primary or secondary caregiving role for an aging parent or other loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or other type of dementia. Part memoir, part self-help guide, I hope it will serve as the roadmap I wish I had and help other caregivers know what to expect and how to plan for the challenges they are likely to face.

Managing the comfort, health, safety and finances of a loved one in their declining years is not easy. Especially if that loved one increasingly becomes depressed, agitated, delusional, or worse. The physical, mental and even spiritual demands can come on gradually, or quickly. They can re-open old conflicts within a family and usually do eventually take over the primary caregiver’s life.

In addition to presenting five rules for being a caregiver that I learned over the course of dealing with my mother’s 15-year plus struggle, in clear, plain, non-medical jargon I discuss the differences between the practical and the clinical definitions of Alzheimer’s and dementia for both the patient and the caregiver. I talk about the stages of being a caregiver in addition to the stages of the disease, the importance of coping with and managing the associated stress that comes with being a caregiver, the pros and cons of different types of care facilities and treatment options to consider, what to look for, what to watch out for and how to make the most out of the time you have left with your loved one.

I hope that by being honest about my journey and sharing tips for admitting to and coping with the stress of being a caregiver, other caregivers will understand the importance of caring for themselves on their own caregiving journeys. Because no matter how great a job you’re doing as a caregiver, a dead caregiver is the worst caregiver of all.

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At sixteen years old, Harper Lyon’s life is spinning out of control. She threatens her parents with suicide unless she can meet her drug-dealing boyfriend, a college student who doesn’t know she’s pregnant. Cooper Lyons, her estranged grandfather, lives in rural Alaska with only his dog and cat for company. He has just been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, and he doesn’t plan on letting the disease run its course. Harper needs to escape her parents and decide what to do about the baby. She and her grandpa are worlds apart, but they may be exactly what the other needs. When Harper calls her grandfather, he welcomes the opportunity to help her and redeem his previous failure with his daughter Heather, who died from a drug overdose years ago.

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