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Deborah Barr's Books
Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade
Of all the caregiving books I have read,
this is my favorite.
Ruth Z.W. Johnson
A versatile writer and engaging speaker, Debbie Barr is the author/coauthor of six books and numerous magazine articles. Her first devotional book, Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers was the 2018 Digital Book World Award winner for Best Inspirational Book. Debbie was the lead writer for Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey, coauthored with Dr. Gary Chapman and Edward G. Shaw, MD.
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"Grace for the Unexpected Journey"
Speaking and Media
Deborah Barr has been a guest on numerous radio programs and has given presentations in many settings, including Christian women's conferences, divorce recovery seminars, senior adult groups, community and workplace venues, dementia caregiver conferences,
and writers' groups.
Her topics include health and wellness, Alzheimer's disease, and Christian growth and discipleship. She enjoys speaking about the 5 love languages and the Alzheimer's journey and sharing the story behind Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade. She especially welcomes opportunities to provide education and encouragement to families dealing with an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
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Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey
Across America and around the world, the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages on the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)?
Coauthors Barr, Chapman, and Shaw give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the 5.5 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to sustain an emotional connection despite memory loss.
Children of Divorce: Helping Kids When Their Parents Are Apart
Every year more than a million children see their parents divorce. The adults who love them want to know, "How can I help?" Based on research and interviews with single parents and children, Children of Divorce provides a sympathetic, insightful answer to their question.
This realistic yet compassionate book tells the truth about divorce --how it forever changes the lives of those it touches. It speaks candidly about how children respond to divorce and the changes it imposes on their lives. But Children of Divorce also tells the truth about how Christianity in action can make a difference.
Grace For The Unexpected Journey:
A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Caregivers
As a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia, you face both practical and spiritual challenges that other caregivers do not face. Grace for the Unexpected Journey is unique among devotional books because it was written with these unique caregiving challenges in mind.
2018 Digital Book World Winner
Best Devotional Book