Detour Down Desperation Road (Paperback)

Detour Down Desperation Road By Ann Renigar Hiatt Ph. D. Cover Image

Detour Down Desperation Road (Paperback)

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Alzheimer's strikes again and the victims and their loved ones are propelled onto a tumultuous life Detour Down Desperation Road. Dr. Ann shares true stories of people who alter their lives and draw on extraordinary intuition and strength as they tackle problems, invent coping skills, and honor loved ones who slide deeper into dementia. Meet Ann's strong, determined mother, known as 'the hardware lady, ' as she hoards, obsesses, and persists while dementia slowly destroys her brain. Ann's inner guides, emotional Ann and rational Ann, whisper contradictory advice as she struggles to help her mom. She finds solace with support group members and others who wrestle with daily trials and discover changed relationships and new realities. Their gripping stories reveal feelings seldom shared by caregivers as they bear the physical and emotional realities of the Detour Down Desperation Road. You will learn, laugh, cry, and be amazed by their insights and ingenuity.
Ann Renigar Hiatt holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Human Development and Family Studies. She served as faculty while completing her graduate research and dissertation. She focused on identifying and understanding time-use behaviors and strategies of employed, married women with families who were handling multiple role demands. Later, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Human Services at UNC Charlotte before living and traveling in Asia and Europe. In Singapore, she interviewed Philippine women who left their families and worked as nannies and housekeepers to earn money to send home for their children. After returning, she became immersed in a stressful but necessary journey with her widowed mother who was diagnosed with vascular dementia. For the last twenty years, Ann has interviewed, documented, and written about the physical and emotional highs and lows of kind, caring people called caregivers. Her stories are crafted to entertain and educate readers and, hopefully, promote awareness and understanding of tragic, mental degenerative diseases. Ann and her husband live on Lake Norman in North Carolina. Detour Down Desperation Road is her first non-fiction book. She enjoys speaking to groups and hearing their stories. You may contact her at www.annhiatt.com. Please leave your name and contact information and she will inform you of her forthcoming book and upcoming events.
Product Details ISBN: 9780692894781
ISBN-10: 0692894780
Publisher: 3ae Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2017
Pages: 322
Language: English