Sun, Apr 24



Adult Education w/ Special Guest

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Adult Education w/ Special Guest

Time & Location

Apr 24, 10:00 AM

Boise, 3430 N Maple Grove Rd, Boise, ID 83704, USA

About the Event

Hi All -

I have secured a speaker for adult education on Sunday, April 24th after service at 9:45. His name is Rex Young. This is a link to his book Diary of a Caregiver: The Dementia Journey: Young, Rex T: 9781984511447: Books.

He is a very well-spoken older man who wrote this book to share his  experience. He lost his sweetheart in June, 2018. This is the write-up  from Amazon:

Diary of a Caregiver: The Dementia Journey Hardcover – February 28, 2018

by Rex T Young

In  2009, my wife of over fifty-eight years was diagnosed with dementia  with Alzheimers symptoms. My caregiving responsibilities began before  that time and continued until her death in January 2018. She was  provided care in her own home. As time went by, the caregiver duties  became more and more demanding. It was truly twenty-four hours each day  and seven days each week. My sweetheart was referred to the hospice  program as a patient beginning in 2013 with a life expectancy of six  months or less. At the time of her passing, she had been a hospice  patient for four years, eleven months, and five days. The Diary of a  Caregiver begins with her entry into the hospice program and continues  until her death. Caregiving can be very frustrating at times as one  never knows what to expect or when to expect it. The Diary of a  Caregiver identifies many of the problems and frustrations associated  with care of a dementia patient. It also identifies different techniques  and solutions to some of those problems. It should be of interest to  anyone who is involved in caregiving, especially those who are just  beginning.

Rex  Young will discuss his book on Sunday, April 24th after early service  at 9:45 in the Forum. Please join us for stories and discussion on a  topic that is close to and experienced by many people.