David W. Powell on Coping With Caregiving

Jacqueline Marcell interviews David W. Powell, author of My Tour In Hell: A Marine’s Battle with Combat Trauma on Coping With Caregiving airdate 12/08/2007.  He’s been a guest on programs such as “The Pentagon Channel” and “Retirement Living TV Network.” David served as a rocket man with the US Marines in Vietnam from 1967 to ’68 and subsequently suffered for two decades with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now his mission is to educate people about the effects of PTSD and how to find help. David W. Powell
Upon returning to civilian life after a two year enlistment in the Marines, David found himself with nightmares during sleep, intrusive thoughts while awake, a hypervigilant stance combined with an exaggerated startle reaction, and a seeming inability to control basic emotions like anger and sadness. The price he paid for what would only be diagnosed decades later as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was broken marriages and relationships, inability to hold a job, uncontrollable rage, and finally bankruptcy. David’s journey of redemption will be inspirational to anyone who is a veteran or has a loved one who has served. My Tour In Hell: A Marine's Battle With Combat Trauma

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  1. This is an excellent acltrie on some of the options available to caregivers. Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be a difficult task, and this acltrie provides great information on a number of available resources. Adult day care centers like Active Day can provide care, companionship, and much more for your loved one. Consider adult day care for your loved one. It provides a great alternative to traditional care, with many locations and affordable options.

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