Introducing my Alzheimer's Caregivers Book . . .

Are you trying to cope with grief while the person you love is still there?  Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, exhausted and guilty that you are not coping?

Let me guess. You're so busy caring for your loved one that care for yourself comes not just second, but last. You don't have the time. you're overwhelmed and at the end of the day you're too exhausted to do anything but go to bed.

Then my book 'A Healing Hug for Alzheimer's Caregivers' will bring you some relief.  It will help you to gain control over the chaos and create a more calm and contented home for you and your loved one. 

Soon you will be proud of the way you are coping and will be enjoying a better quality of life. 


Elizabeth Postle Author of A Healing Hug for Alzheimer's CaregiversElizabeth Postle, RN, HV, FWT

Most carers don't look after themselves.  Is that you?  Then let me encourage you and guide you with emotional and practical support. You are doing a wonderful job and you deserve a medal!

My book aims to nurture you and help you by demonstrating the best practical coping techniques so that you can have quality time with your loved one instead of just the inevitable stress. I have covered all the essential day to day problems, as well as tackling the topics of grief and how to look after yourself too. Most family and friends won't realise you are grieving, but my book will guide the way through the fog.  

It is also a perfect resource for Alzheimer's Caregiver's training.  

"I left home at 16 to become a nurse and ended my 45 year career running my own nursing home.  I nursed many dementia patients and helped many families during my long and varied career." 

Read more about the author here. 

Some of the questions you may have:

Do you find yourself asking these questions and not knowing where to go for an answer?

  • How do I cope with problems like wandering or aggression?
  • What activities are best for for my loved one? 
  • Is this grief I'm feeling for my loved one? 
  • Where can I find help?
  • How do I find respite care?
  • How can I bear to put my relative into a nursing home?

These questions and many more are answered in "A Healing Hug for Alzheimer's Caregivers". The book is a practical guide for caregivers, covering many of the daily problems encountered. It also helps with the grief and stress which is inevitable for anyone with a family member suffering from Alzheimer's disease. An interview with a caregiver gives some useful insights into some of the main challenges of caring for a sufferer at home.  

Some of the contents include:

  • Alzheimer's symptoms and signs including Sally's story
  • Why getting an early diagnosis is important
  • What to expect - stage by stage
  • Grieving for a relative while they are still here
  • Understanding behaviour patterns
  • Communication - including why singing can help
  • Support for those living alone
  • How to cope with the day to day practicalities
  • How to find respite care
  • Entertaining activities for home or visits to the nursing home
  • The major challenges - including wandering, aggression, incontinence and more
  • When it's time to find a care home
  • Interview with Joseph's caregiver

Watch this talk by Elizabeth Postle about her life as a nurse, and her experiences with Alzheimer's


What people are saying about the book: 

"A warm, helpful, lovely book. Thank you Elizabeth."

"Thank you Elizabeth for your positive, hopeful energy. It reaches through the pages and across the continents."

"Elizabeth has written this easy to read book from her heart with love for every person suffering any form of dementia."

"One of the best Alzheimer books I've read!"

"Highly recommended".  

Read more testimonials here


A Healing Hug for Alzheimer's Caregivers by Elizabeth Postle

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