Item description for Into the Shadows: A Journey of Faith and Love into Alzheimer's by Robert F. DeHaan...
Overview Offers a message of hope to the one in four adults in North America affected by Alzheimer's disease, either as caregivers, relatives, or friends. This book is a portrait of a gifted woman as she embarks upon "a journey from which no one has ever returned." With Into the Shadows you'll see how the love and grace of God are far greater than this terrible disease.
Publishers Description Acclaimed book from psychologist and lifelong Christian, Dr. Robert F. DeHaan, who writes about caring for his beloved wife Roberta as she embarks on a journey into Alzheimer's disease. Perspectives on Science and the Christian Faith magazine says, "We have reviewed many books about Alzheimer's. This book stands head and shoulders above the rest. We recommend it highly."
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Studio: FaithWalk Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher FAITH WALK PUBLISHING #883
ISBN 0972419632 ISBN13 9780972419635
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert F. DeHaan
Robert F. deHan, ph.D is a retired psychologist and former professor and chair of the Psychology Department of Hope College in Holland, MI, founder and former director of the Philadelphia Urban Center and past director of the Master of Human Services Program, Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA. Dr. DeHaan is the author of five books.
Robert F. DeHaan currently resides in Grand Rapids. Robert F. DeHaan was born in 1925.
Reviews - What do customers think about Into the Shadows: A Journey of Faith and Love into Alzheimer's?
Not a "how to" book Jun 20, 2003
I was swept off my feet by this book. It is a love story between a man and his wife, Roberta, who was fighting the battle with Alzheimer's, and between both of them and God. The author's faith grew even as the strain of taking care of his wife increased. His training as a psychologist enabled him to reveal his feelings in many difficult circumstances and to empathize with the horrors that his wife was going through. At times I cried and at other times I laughed. This is not a how-to book. Rather, it is a book written from the inner experience of the caregiver as he accompanied his wife day by day from the earliest days of her journey into this horrific disease, until the day he placed her in the keeping of professional caregivers.
A new perspective on caring for an alzheimer's patient Feb 9, 2003
Many of my friends have watched their parents disappear into the strange world of Alzheimer's disease, and I read this book to try to understand a little more what they are going through. It is wonderful! The author is a trained psychologist, but he writes with tender romanticism about his beautiful, brilliant wife. Although we meet her as she is teetering over the edge into the darkness of dementia, he brings her vividly back to life by telling us about her as a young woman, a mother,a musician, college professor, community activist and good friend, so that we mourn with him as he watches the woman he knew disappear. He offers a lot of insight into how to understand the Alzheimer's patient and what kind of help the caregiver needs in order to make the right decisions. This book is not a downer, but ultimately a moving message about how great faithfulness makes life's sorrows bearable.