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It’s a place to take a deep breath, find resources and hope, and have company on the journey with Alzheimer’s.

Please settle in this chair, put your feet up, wrap an afghan blanket around you like your grandmother made, have a virtual cup of tea, read awhile…and have hope.

I am nearby, getting another cup of tea, or available for chatting in between passages. When you go to your own home, take my book with you, and know that I always welcome another visit, any time.

Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

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New Release: Dementia-Friendly Worship: A Multifaith Handbook

I’m honored to share a chapter in this new book! It’s for anyone who has family members at home, or living in care communities who love worship settings. From Native American to Christian to Buddhist to Jewish faiths and more, this collection of inspirational stories and specific worship strategies will give you ideas and encouragement to provide worship for you and your family or care community. Whether you’re a family caregiver or a professional caregiver, you’ll find inspiring answers in this book about how to lift your spirit and the spirit of the ones you care for. Find it on Amazon.com or email me at trynrose@gmail.com

Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

For those of you who prefer Amazon Kindle versions, Click Here.

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Preview of 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground

Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

For those of you who prefer Amazon Kindle versions, Click Here.

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If It’s Not Alzheimer’s, What is it?

As a full time caregiver, I didn’t always know what caused dementia for the people I cared for. I just cared for them. Dementia symptoms of confusion, disorientation, and the inability to function in daily routines of living and working can be caused by many things. When I worked for a service agency, I learned it really is essential to know the cause of these symptoms. Why? Because if it’s not “Alzheimer’s-related dementia” then it could be something treatable.

Heart conditions, high or low blood pressure, thyroid problems, urinary tract infections, the flu, dehydration-these are all potential causes of dementia symptoms that may be improved by treatments, herbs, homeopathy, chiropractic, medical procedures or medications.

If you or someone you love is having memory and function problems, be the advocate for yourself or for him or her, and ask a doctor you trust to give a full medical exam. Tell the doctor to check all your physical systems, even if he or she seems driven to diagnose you with Alzheimer’s, and make sure you are honest about your health history. We can damage our bodies over the years, and we can heal them too, with proper care. If you are otherwise healthy, but have dementia symptoms, then it’s called “Alzheimer’s-related dementia.” But this is the last thing on the list, so let the doctor check everything, and perhaps turn the tide back to wellness for you.

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Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

For those of you who prefer Amazon Kindle versions, Click Here.

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AlzAuthors Team Gives Gifts to Caregivers!

AlzAuthors at the Alzheimer’s Association Conference

Click on the colored link above to see our great giveaway adventure! The AlzAuthors team is happiest when we can put our books straight into caregivers’ hands. That’s exactly what we did in North Carolina, and continue to create events coast to coast. Thank you to Ann Campanella and Jean Lee for hosting this generous giving event! I wrote a book based on my years of full-time caregiving. Now, I’m happiest when I lead musical, storytelling, and art-creating sessions, and train young people to do the same, and see the spark returning for people, both caregivers and the one they care for.

How can you benefit too? Please look us up at alzauthors.com for a caregiving story that resonates with you. We have a hundred and a half titles; one or more are sure to catch your eye. You are not alone. May we help light the path of hope for you and the one you love on the journey with Alzheimer’s.

My book among many wonderful raffle giveaways at the conference! Found at caregiverheart.com

Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

For those of you who prefer Amazon Kindle versions, Click Here.

For those of you who prefer Nook versions, Click Here.

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I’m Here for You – Alzheimer’s Author and Musician

Stay in touch about how I can serve you: I do trainings for caregiving staff, for family caregivers at home, or lead engaging musical storytelling experiences for individuals at home, or in care communities. I’m delighted and inspired to create solid ground beneath your feet.

Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

For those of you who prefer Amazon Kindle versions, Click Here.

For those of you who prefer Nook versions, Click Here.

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AlzAuthors: “15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders”

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I’m proud to be an AlzAuthor, a wonderful group of men and women who know what you’re going through, and have written books with heartfelt understanding, life stories, ideas, and inspiration. There are 150+ authors in this group, so some of these collections are sure to catch your eye and inspire you on the journey with Alzheimer’s.

And please know, we are here for you every day of the year. You are not alone. We have walked our paths, and we light the way for you.

Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

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I Get It About Caregiving

When one is a full time caregiver in an acute situation…

It’s not important if the forks are all in the right drawer slot. Some spoons spill over.

It’s not critical to recycle or use everything efficiently. If there’s one more scoop of rice protein in the jar, I’m throwing it away right now just to get it off my counter. If I could have gotten one more wear out of that shirt, I’m just adding it to the laundry and washing it today, so it’s out of the way. I could have washed those dishes by hand, but I used the dishwasher and I’m not ashamed to use a little more water today, to take a little longer hot shower today.

It’s not the priority to get everything handled.

The priority is to be present, to mourn, to cry, to tell the truth, to breathe, to ask “why?” and let it go unanswered for now, to acknowledge that this path is hard. It’s challenging. It’s heart-breaking.

And that this too shall pass.

The bad day will pass. The grief will pass, and joy will come in the morning. The condition of “no answers” will evolve into some kind of answers.

I have a caregiver book that can make the load lighter while you’re in the thick of it, with the tears and confusion and sadness alongside the rays of sunshine that peek through. May it be true for you, fellow caregiver. 

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Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

For those of you who prefer Amazon Kindle versions, Click Here.

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The Foot-Up View Just Got Better: Holidays and Alzheimer’s

Great idea! Bring the tree to you

Great idea! Bring the tree to you

This picture was taken by my minister friend in PA. He’s had some physical issues at Christmas, but what better way to handle it than this?

My sister-in-law called on my birthday, always near Thanksgiving, and shared this thought: she was missing last year’s celebration, saying she thought it was “the best gathering we ever had.” Then, this year, when she and her family celebrated, she changed her mind. “No, *this* is the best holiday celebration ever!”

My dad said a similar idea: “My favorite holiday is the one I’m having.” Adjust, enjoy what you have, create some new traditions, like bringing the Christmas tree into the bedroom.

I hope at this time of year, you are having a new but wonderful holiday
with the one you care for.

Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

For those of you who prefer Amazon Kindle versions, Click Here.

For those of you who prefer Nook versions, Click Here.

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15 Minutes of Fame on AlzAuthors

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Thank you Vicki Tapia for sharing my book. Click above to see all authors on this team, more than 100 strong now! June is Brain Awareness Month. September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. November is Family Caregiver Month. But every day, AlzAuthors are here for you. Tryn Rose (1) Tryn Rose Seley, Author, “15 Minutes of Fame: Empowering Caregivers of Those with Alzheimer’s”

 

 

Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

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Alzheimer’s Authors Unite

Dear Friends,

I’ve been invited to share about my work and book along with a team of authors in June, which is designated as Brain Awareness Month.

Every month, and every day, I am glad to share my support and strategies with caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. As you may know, dementia is like saying there are “flowers” in a garden, the general umbrella term for serious cognitive and perception difficulties, and “Alzheimer’s” could be referred to as a “rose,” a particular flower. “Alzheimer’s-related dementia” is still the specific way to refer to this type of dementia. I learned many years ago to say “a person with dementia” or “a person with Alzheimer’s” to focus on the person first. My best medical advice is to go to a doctor you trust, and advocate for finding out *all* possible causes of cognitive difficulties: heart or blood pressure issues, thyroid dysfunction, vitamin deficiencies, everything, a complete tune-up for all body systems. Why? Because you want to treat the right problem. If I have the flu, it’s flu-induced dementia; it will be over in 10 days, and I’ll feel like myself again. Wouldn’t you rather have the flu then Alzheimer’s? It can be treated, nearly always successfully. If all body systems are otherwise healthy, and you still don’t know what your keys are for, or you don’t remember your son’s birthday or your daughter’s new hometown, it’s called “Alzheimer’s-related dementia.”

It’s so important to know what to do and say when you are giving care to the one you love (sometimes one you feel challenged to love). My book, “15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground” gives you ideas of what to do and say, every day, for 15 minutes or more. I learned as a full-time professional caregiver to tell a person’s best stories of life, which builds an authentic and warm relationship, and leads to trust and ease when accomplishing daily tasks. I know the joy of creating a book that I can share with readers like you who want some ideas about caregiving that help you fill your own cup at the same time.

“15 Minutes of Fame” is available on Amazon.com for Kindle, BarnesAndNoble.com for Nook, on my website www.caregiverheart.com as a pdf file, which is downloadable and viewable on any computer or device (thank you eBookit for creating the book online!), and I distribute printed copies as well.

I’m delighted to join this group of authors who are sharing our books with the world. We want to support you, the caregiver: family, professional, music or occupational therapist, or Hospice presence.

Please come visit me on Facebook.com/caregiverheart or email me at trynrose@gmail.com

Long after the month of June, we will be here, and we will listen to you, and encourage you along the way.

Tryn Rose Seley, Author, “15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground”
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Take care, and stay in touch,

Tryn Rose Seley,

Author, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground at www.caregiverheart.com

trynrose@gmail.com

Purchase PDF version of 15 Minutes of Fame

For those of you who prefer Amazon Kindle versions, Click Here.

For those of you who prefer Nook versions, Click Here.

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