Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) October 21, 2008
Like most adult children, Ron Kauffman didn't expect to find himself in the position of being a care provider for his mother, and he was not prepared for the challenges that her Alzheimer's diagnosis presented. But being the only family member living near his mother, Kauffman has seen how Alzheimer's disease affects its victims. During the past 5-years, he has experienced the stress related to the increased demands on his time in his role as a care provider, and shared his mother's anguish as the disease ravaged her cognitive capabilities - from the early initial loss of her memory to her diminished ability to communicate and take care of her own daily personal needs.
Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease explains the difference between normal forgetfulness and Alzheimer's disease, discusses the symptom similarities of Alzheimer's and depression, and provides a clear explanation of the stages of Alzheimer's disease. There are suggestions for dealing with your loved one as the disease progresses, as well as guidelines for handling your own caregiver stress and much more.
When asked why he wrote Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease, Kauffman says, "Family members don't always have time to do research, and getting answers to the many questions that arise is not easy. The Internet is useful, but vast, and sifting through all that information is daunting. Most care providers go through 'on the job training.' This book provides a lot of information, and answers many of the questions that caregivers frequently have. I wanted to provide key information about Alzheimer's disease and caregiving in a single source, one that provides caregivers with important information right at their fingertips. I wrote the book using plain everyday language that's easy to read and understand. My goal was to make a difficult journey a little easier. I believe my book, Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease, does that."
For more than a decade, Mr. Kauffman's background has been focused on boomer and senior issues including: more than 600-live radio broadcasts from 2004-2008 as host of the award-winning Boomer & Senior LifeStyles talk radio program. His other accomplishments include: 2004 - earned his designation as a Certified Senior Advisor; 2005 - selected to attend the White House Conference on Aging; 2006 - received the 8-State Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging Positive Images Of Aging Award for his on-air contributions concerning aging; 2007 - named a Fellow by the National Press Foundation for his work in broadcast journalism. His newspaper column, "Senior LifeStyles" appears in the Tryon Daily Bulletin in NC.
Today, he speaks to groups around the country on many issues facing boomers and seniors and, of course talks to caregiver groups and organizations about his own experiences as a care provider for his mother, who continues her losing battle with Alzheimer's disease.
He is also president of Resources for Successful Aging, a company that provides family and corporate consulting through a collaborative network of professionals. The team assists in addressing and planning for the broad range of challenges of aging at home and in the workplace. Their services include: situational care needs assessments, family crisis response, Medicare & Medicaid planning, corporate retirement attrition, elder law issues, financial longevity planning, asset protection, long term care planning and care management needs.
For information about personal appearances, speaking engagements, broadcast or print media interviews, book availability and in-person book signings, please contact: Senior LifeStyles - 1597 Jeaga Drive Jupiter, FL 33458. Office: 561-626-4481; Website: http://www.seniorlifestyles.net