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Caring for Shirley (Paperback)

Prof John Kemp

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ISBN 10: 1479374245 / ISBN 13: 9781479374243
Editorial: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013
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Language: English . Brand New Book. WHY THE SMILE? For eight years, John s wife, Shirley, has suffered from dementia and loss of coordination. She is unable to walk unaided and she does not recognise John as her husband. As her full-time 24/7 carer, John has learned to deal with the emotional and physical challenges by taking a mental step back from the real world. He observes the episodes that make up their lives with his best shot at detached amusement. He is helped in this strategy by an imagination that, all too easily, leads him off into flights of fancy It is significant that his favourite fictional character is James Thurber s Walter Mitty. This is a book from the heart.Comic, certainly. Trivial, never. Website: N° de ref. de la librería AAS9781479374243

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Título: Caring for Shirley (Paperback)

Editorial: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Paperback

Ilustrador: MR Clive Kemp

Condición del libro:New

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John was a sailor for ten years, during which time he drove tankers around the oceans of the world, luckily without causing any major catastrophies. John then "swallowed the anchor" and, as he puts it, degenerated into an academic. Nearly thirty years later, as Dean of a Faculty in a London University, he took early retirement so that he could care full time for his wife, Shirley who was, by then, suffering from dementia. Working from home, he found time to edit a professional journal while coping, as best he could, with the domestic happenings that are related in his book. This was, for him, a "fish out of water" situation in which he was frequently faced with a challenge for which his previous careers had left him totally unprepared. Fortunately, John was able to see the funny side of many such episodes and he wrote "Caring for Shirley" to share these with his fellow carers, and with anyone else who might be interested in reading about his experiences.

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