Dr. Huysman is the co-author of Take Your Oxygen First, Protecting Your Health & Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss, written with television celebrity Leeza Gibbons and geriatrician Dr. Rosemary Laird, MD. This inspiring guide was rated by the Library Journal as one of the best consumer health books of 2009. In addition, Dr. Huysman has also been involved in two other books – Voices of Alcoholism, and Voices of Caregiving.
Take Your Oxygen First
Written for those giving care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders, this book is an informative and inspiring guide to taking care of yourself in order to meet the challenges of giving care to another. Heartfelt, candid accounts by television and radio host Leeza Gibbons and the members of her family – who cared for their mother Jean for more than a decade after her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease- are combined with current medical, nutritional, psychological and spiritual information and advice for caregivers.
Voices of Alcoholism
Alcoholism: A chronic disease that claims the lives of 100,000 Americans annually and impacts society at every level. In Voices of Alcoholism, dozens of writers from all walks of life break the silence that shrouds this disease. Voices of Alcoholism is filled with true stories by alcoholics, their family members and friends, who write with remarkable candor and courage of the experience of alcoholism from the first drink through difficult but lasting recovery. With an introduction by Joseph Califano, Jr., former Secretary of the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and a comprehensive Resources section for those seeking current information on treatment and recovery, Voices of Alcoholism is a heartfelt, emotional and informative volume that affirms the strength of the human spirit.
Voices of Caregiving
With the aging of the “Baby Boomer” generation, over 50 million Americans will soon become caregivers to friends or family members, a role that takes an enormous physical, emotional and spiritual toll on the caregiver. Voices of Caregiving offers the heartfelt stories of lives transformed by the most difficult challenge any person will ever face. With a comprehensive Resources section on where to get help and contributions by top medical authorities on hospice care, complimentary and alternative medicine and practical tips on giving care, Voices of Caregving inspires and informs through the true accounts of people finding their way during a time of great changes in their own lives and in the lives of those around them.