This down-to-earth book is full of compassionate advice designed to give caregivers hope, strength and courage to navigate one of the most emotionally and spiritually challenging responsibilities anyone can face. In this book, former research scientist and hospice quality consultant Melanie Merriman delivers a raw, matter-of-fact take on one of the most universally challenging roles a person can take: that of caregiver. With a wisdom that can only be gained by overcoming these challenges, Merriman provides current and potential caregivers with an eye-opening look into the struggles and joys that come along with this responsibility.
Author Gayatri Devi, a neurologist with more than 20 years specializing in memory loss and dementia, offers encouragement to those with dementia and their loved ones and emphasizes the possibilities for living fulfilling lives even as the disease progresses. Topics covered in the book include maintaining independence, communication with someone who has dementia and dealing with dementia-related behaviors like paranoia.
Many caregivers wish their responsibilities came with a concise, comprehensive guide. Best-selling author and nurse Tina Marrelli covers almost every conceivable topic on caring for an elderly family member or friend. From patient advocacy to end-of-life care, the book breaks down the sometimes impossibly difficult task of caring for another human being into manageable pieces.
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Her conversational approach makes challenging concepts more understandable for the average caregiver. The author draws from his own personal experience to present descriptions of the journey of caring for another person, accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Peg Lee. The combination makes for an inspirational tribute to the often thankless work caregivers do each day.
Check out our favorite picks from Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime, but it can also be physically, emotionally and mentally draining. To help you give the best care possible to your parent or other loved one, read one or all of these informational and inspirational best books of While the responsibilities of caregiving are far from easy, author Jennifer FitzPatrick aims to help readers be the best caregivers possible without sacrificing their own health, relationships or career.
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Mayer teamed up to write this book packed with affirmations and meditations specifically for caregivers, as well as hands-on advice about how to cope with the various challenges of caring for a loved one. The pair offers caregiving anecdotes and practical advice drawn from their own personal and professional experiences. Some of the topics addressed in the book include handling caregiving-related sibling conflicts or marital problems and balancing caregiving and career.
Author Iris Waichler combines expertise culled from her year career as a clinical social worker and patient advocate along with her personal experience caring for her aging father to present advice on a range of caregiving issues in this book. The author gives resources and practical advice on elder care topics including different senior care options, estate planning and coping with common caregiving emotions like grief and anger.
The book delves into the unique challenges she faced and lessons learned over more than two decades as a caregiver for her partner John after he suffered a massive stroke. As a caregiver, I have thrived. The first in a planned series of caregiving books, "Mama Peaches and Me" is written both for new and experienced caregivers as they learn to cope with common caregiving problems like stress, burnout and depression.
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Many of the real-life stories Chaney shares will likely resonate with caregivers, and may spark some much-needed laughs. Cynthia Fantasia packs courage and faith to help sustain you on the uncertain road ahead. Contemplative Caregiving is an indispensable guide for end-of-life caregivers and for anyone seeking to transform experiences of caregiving and grief. Who are the caregivers? We all are, for at the heart of being human is the capacity to care, to reach out to others and explore the relationships we build. The Soul of Caregiving is about us Read more.
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Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. With our poor caregiving system and lack of training for caregivers. Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story with lessons learned and how she was called to oversee the care of five different family members over a fifteen year period from afar.
In Just In Time, Joan Jackson offers a riveting fictionalized account of the day-to-day roller-coaster of caring for her schizophrenic brother for over 20 years. An extraordinary look at schizophrenia from the inside. Because of the nature of these disorders, the only way to become an effective caregiver is to become well-informed about the disease. Marc Agronin. Patricia Williams.
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Sara L. Friedman, MD. John Medina, reveals scientific insights into the aging brain—and the prescription for aging well—in his engaging signature style. John Medina.