Caregiver S Survival Guide

Author: Ellie Crowe
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510731784
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Caregiver's Survival Guide is based on Dr. Robert Yonover's personal experiences. While struggling to become a successful scientist and inventor, he also was primary caregiver for his paralyzed wife for more than twenty years and raised their two children. Yonover takes you into the throes of his life as a caregiver, husband, and father, offering guidance and hope through his story. He provides advice on: Dealing with heavy news Handling day-to-day challenges Holding on to the foundation of your relationship Taking stock of finances Adapting and enjoying life Staying sane Maintaining a social life Fighting for your rights Through Caregiver's Survival Guide, Dr. Yonover will equip other caregivers who face similar physical, mental, social, and financial challenges with tips and guidelines from his own experiences and other experts to help make their situation survivable.

Caregivers Survival Guide

Author: K. I. M. BLAUFUSS
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ISBN: 9781700159670
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HOW CAN YOU MANAGE THE STRESS OF BECOMING A CAREGIVER?Have you suddenly found yourself thrust into the role of caregiver? Years after raising your own children, you thought you were moving into a quiet time in your life where you could start to relax and reap the benefits of a life well lived. Although the data shows becoming a caregiver is happening more and more later in life, it doesn't just happen in our later years. Becoming a caregiver can happen at any time. Unlike a paid professional, you don't get a break when taking on the informal caregiver role for a family member or friend. Not only do you not get a break, but you take on more responsibility and so many more tasks. Being a caretaker will change your life in ways that are difficult to comprehend until you are in it. The role can require a 24 hour a day commitment and is filled with high levels of unpredictability and uncontrollability. It can become an emotional rollercoaster. Finding time to help yourself when all your time is focused on helping someone else can feel impractical and absurd.For the busy working professional who doesn't have time to breath let alone find time to take care of themselves, here are some easy toolsets and one especially easy toolset I found with the help of Chinese Medicine that you can use in your backyard or anywhere you go to help you decompress and start reconnecting with yourself.

Caregiver S Survival Guide

Author: Robert Yonover
Editor: Skyhorse
ISBN: 9781510731776
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Caregiver's Survival Guide is based on Dr. Robert Yonover's personal experiences. While struggling to become a successful scientist and inventor, he also was primary caregiver for his paralyzed wife for more than twenty years and raised their two children. Yonover takes you into the throes of his life as a caregiver, husband, and father, offering guidance and hope through his story. He provides advice on: Dealing with heavy news Handling day-to-day challenges Holding on to the foundation of your relationship Taking stock of finances Adapting and enjoying life Staying sane Maintaining a social life Fighting for your rights Through Caregiver's Survival Guide, Dr. Yonover will equip other caregivers who face similar physical, mental, social, and financial challenges with tips and guidelines from his own experiences and other experts to help make their situation survivable.

A Caregiver S Survival Guide

Author: Kay Marshall Strom
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830874208
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When you are responsible for another person's physical needs, your own needs are often neglected. After caring for her spouse, who for ten years suffered from a rare, debilitating disease, Kay Marshall Strom is able to bring a voice of experience and compassion to this important topic. She shows you how to find spiritual support maintain balanced relationships decide when caregiving at home is no longer possible work out your financial situation understand the impact of long-term caregiving on the whole family deal with your personal losses Whether you are caring for an elderly parent, a spouse, an adult child or another family member or close friend, Strom's stories drawn from her own and othes' experiences will encourage and comfort you. And her practical ideas for how to meet your own needs for energy, patience, strength, wisdom, peace and creativity will carry you through many difficult days.

The Emotional Survival Guide For Caregivers

Author: Barry J. Jacobs
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237939
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Caring for a parent whose health is in decline turns the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn't have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who's been there can help. Through an account of two sisters and their ailing mother--interwoven with no-nonsense advice--The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent. The author urges readers to be honest about the level of commitment they're able to make and emphasizes the need for clear communication within the family. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care. This compassionate book will help families everywhere avoid burnout and preserve bonds during one of life's most difficult passages.

In Your Corner

Author: Joel Hughes
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ISBN: 9781732091924
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A guide for caregivers and cancer caregivers, spouses, and those on the cancer journey

The Accidental Caregiver S Survival Guide

Author: A. Michael Bloom
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ISBN: 9780989757317
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At a time when the work you are doing has never been more important, the life you save may be your own. The Accidental Caregiver?s Survival Guide gives caregivers the roadmap to caregiving without regret. Inside you will learn practical tips, tools, and coping strategies to recharge your caregiving energy so you can revitalize your own life while you care for your loved one. In this book, you will discover new ways to: ? Release the fear of not being good enough to meet the intensity of your loved one?s needs ? this will give you the strength you need to deal with the emotional roller-coasters that your loved one will inevitably go through during your caregiving journey ? Sharpen your caregiving expertise so you can collaborate, lead, and provide effective support to your loved one for the long-term ? Communicate with calm and clarity with your loved one, other family members, and involved professionals so you can deal with any situation ? no matter what ยท Care for your loved one in a way that leaves room for joy and freedom in your own life.

But I Can Still Dance

Author: Carleen Breskin Clarke
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595281621
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But I Can Still Dance offers a refreshing approach to caregiving. Portrayed is Carleen Breskin Clarke's own story along with her solutions for caregiving issues often skirted over in print. Loneliness, sex problems, money, guilt, and feelings of entrapment are discussed candidly in ways which all caregivers can identify and understand. While learning to live a more positive and quality-filled life, you will discover a world infused by the sweetness and joy that the gift of giving to a loved one can bring. Ms. Clarke writes,"the richest rewards of life are sprinkled along the way of the journey and not found at the end of the rainbow." But I Can Still Dance can change your life. You will learn to have more fun and have a life worth living. Resentment, bitterness, and anger will be part of your past, and you will be set emotionally free.

The Caregivers Emotional Survival Guide

Author: Carolyn A. Brent
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545497159
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There is a CD Format of this book available: ASIN: B076MX52KZ INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Doctors, Attorneys And Lawmakers speak out on caregiving in all areas of concern: The information you are reading is directly taken from the Audio Version of the "Why Wait? International Telesummit. Some of the words may not appear as Exact Translation of The English Audio Version 3-DAY INTERNATIONAL TELE-SUMMIT LENGTH: 90 minutes (Audio) sold separately WHY WAIT? TELESUMMIT DAY 1 - NOV 8, 2011 DISCUSSION TOPICS PART 1 - theory/understanding... Everything you need to know to ensure that your loved one is being properly cared for. - The Emotional Journey of losing a parent to death or illness - Fears around death and terminal illness - How denial makes us procrastinate - The specific emotions of a caregiver - Getting the conversation started in families - How care givers can deal with their own emotions - Communicating with siblings about the situation - How families can work together and support each other emotionally Hosted by Lynn Serafinn, MAED, CPCC Author, coach, book promotions, Radio Host "Turning up the volume of the music in your heart!" Co-Host Carolyn A. Brent, is an American author, bodybuilder and elder-care legislation advocate She is best known as an award-winning advocate and the author of the best-selling books, The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and Why Wait? The Baby-Boomers Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent's Death, Brent is also the founder of the nonprofit organizations, Caregiver Story - Across All Ages - Grandpa's Dream. VIP Guests Mikol S. Davis, Ed.D. - Clinical Psychologist, Co-founder of AgingParents.com, author Caron Goode, Ph.D. - Compassionate counselor and coach, founder of the Academy for Coaching Parent Reviews "A personal, compelling account. It is thorough, accurate, and highly credible. Brent's straightforward advice can serve as an excellent help to anyone in the situation of working with siblings on parent care. I highly recommend it!" --Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., attorney, author of The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents "It takes real courage to reveal your darkest hour and deepest vulnerability to benefit others. Brent is truly inspirational. Her book offers us the universal wisdom of her life lessons. She has set a new, elevated standard for turning adversity to love and redemption." -Mikol Davis, Ph.D., geriatric psychologist, CEO of AgingParents.com

Coping With Alzheimer S

Author: Rose Oliver
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ISBN: 9780879804244
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You, the caregiver, finds yourself in a situation that threatens to overwhelm you with a welter of conflicting emotions and to undermine your ability to come. You feel that way sometimes.

Capsules Of Hope Survival Guide For Caregivers

Author: Katherine J Crawford
Editor: Katherine J. Crawford
ISBN: 9780578014524
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Capsules of Hope: Survival Guide for Caregivers is more than a memoir; it is the authors' story of tenacity, thirty-one capsules filled with hope, survival tid-bits and twenty-two pages of resources. The book provides encouragement for caregivers and insights on how to handle every day decision making, how to talk to children about a parent's illness, and where to turn when the medical world offers no hope. Kat addresses how changes happen that extend beyond the patient and caregiver, how a traumatic illness encompasses the extended family, co-workers and even the neighbors. The primary caregiver struggles to find quality, guilt-free, help. When faced with her husband's terminal illness, Kathy Crawford searched for that hope. In the process, she became "The Lionhearted Kat" and turned her endearing journey of pain and laughter into Capsules of Hope for other caregivers.

Caregiving In The New Millennium

Author: Eboni Ivory Green
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548172374
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Providing assistance and support for someone you love can be both demanding and stressful. It can also be a rewarding and an awe-inspiring experience. A special relationship exists between you, the caregiver and your loved one who is receiving care. In these situations the assistance and support of others, access to timely information and resources, and a deep faith are essential to a successful caregiving journey. Described as the bible for caregivers, Caregiving in the New Millennium, is an invaluable resource for caregivers of all types. Topics range from best practices to support your loved one to important tips for taking care of you. Included are forms vitally important for getting organized allowing you to keep much needed documentation in one place. You are also provided with helpful hints on how to address the conflicts and tensions that will likely emerge. Each caregiving situation is unique, however, and what works today will not always work tomorrow. The key is to keep trying until you find what works best for your individual circumstances. Caregiving in the New Millennium is a timeless resource that will assist you in meeting your emotional, information, and resource needs as you transition through your personal caregiving journey.

Accidental Martyr

Author: MS Kim Joanne Holden
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ISBN: 9780995874602
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First and foremost, this book is for YOU the FAMILY CAREGIVER. It's about what you need to know and/or do to prevent caregiver burnout and abuse while caring for someone with dementia. Think of it as your survival guide! A buffet of workable solutions. With each story, I share the dilemma I experienced while caring for my mother 24/7 with dementia. I explain how I handled it and what I learned. I deliberately kept the chapters quite short. At the end of each chapter I list 'Lessons Learned' which you can choose to use or ignore. We hear a lot about senior abuse and rightly so. But what about family caregiver abuse? Let's give family caregiver abuse the same attention and support as we do for seniors. When we are caregiving we begin thinking 'what's wrong with me'. Believe me, it's not you. The problem is dementia and you're at the receiving end. In the initial stages of dementia, it's difficult to separate the disease from your loved one. Why? Because their personality is still there but dementia pops in and out. You never know what's coming at you. Very little is written or said about how it will impact you, the caregiver. Unfortunately, I had to create solutions on the 'fly' for 18 months. I kept turning for answers and getting very little advice, if any at all. There was no guide book. I figured others must be having the same difficulties that I experienced, so I decided to pull my journal together into a book. Under the weight of caregiving 24/7, the last thing I wanted to read about was the medical effects of Alzheimer's. Outlining what it is and what it does to the person. I was already in the war zone. I was living it. I was in the trenches and I had had enough. I was now in survival mode and in serious need of guidance. Tell me how to cope with the abuse I am experiencing right now! What I realized was, unless you've experienced the nightmare of family caregiving for someone with dementia, an outsider really has no idea of what the caregiver is experiencing. And that can be a problem with family. They don't see what the problem is really. They'll say -just ignore it-, -forget about it-; and my personal favorite, -why take it so personal?' They mean well. It reminds me of the saying, 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions'. We need support, understanding and compassion. Caring for our loved one is personal. And the abuse we receive is even more so than anyone could believe. Family Caregivers are in unchartered waters. This book I hope will change that. You really are performing a wonderful, self-sacrificing service. I hope this book helps you smile, laugh and realize you are not alone. You can contact me at www.kimjoanneholden.com

The Caregiver S Survival Handbook

Author: Alexis Abramson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399529986
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A practical handbook for women confronting the problems of caring for an aging parent explains how to deal with the changing parent/child roles, foster aging parents' independence, get help from other family members, find time for oneself, and balance work, family, and caregiving responsibilities. Original.

A Caregiving Survival Guide

Author: From A Caring Friend
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304031845
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A Survival Guide For Family Caregivers

Author: Jo Horne
Editor: Compcare Publications
ISBN: 9780896382411
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Offering strength, support, and sources of help, here is a compassionate, common-sense guide for the growing numbers of adults--spouses, children, and others--who must care for an older or chronically ill person.

The Elder Law Handbook

Author: Peter J. Strauss
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780783880426
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Offers information on making health care decisions, planning for emergencies, health insurance, estate planning, and housing needs

The Caregivers Legal Survival Guide

Author: Carolyn A. Brent
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545499023
File Size: 55,64 MB
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There is a CD Format of this book available: ASIN: B076MRRRK9 -Day 3 INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Doctors, Attorneys And Lawmakers speak out on caregiving in all areas of concern... The information you are reading is directly taken from the Audio Version of the "Why Wait? International Telesummit. Some of the words may not appear as Exact Translation of The English Audio Version 3-DAY INTERNATIONAL TELE-SUMMIT LENGTH: 90 minutes (Audio) sold separately WHY WAIT? TELESUMMIT DAY 3 - NOV 10, 2011 DISCUSSION TOPICS PART 1 - theory/understanding - Everything you need to know to ensure that your loved one is being properly cared for. - Legal rights for caregivers - Legal rights for elderly - Difference in Federal, State laws (in US) - Sibling contract law - Check-list of necessary legal documentation - How to do it (i.e., do you need a lawyer's help, etc.) - Things to be sure you include when setting them up - How care givers can protect themselves from litigation Hosted by Lynn Serafinn, MAED, CPCC Author, coach, book promotions, Radio Host "Turning up the volume of the music in your heart!" Co-Host Carolyn A. Brent, is an American author, bodybuilder and elder-care legislation advocate She is best known as an award-winning advocate and the author of the best-selling books, The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and Why Wait? The Baby-Boomers Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent's Death, Brent is also the founder of the nonprofit organizations, Caregiver Story - Across All Ages - Grandpa's Dream. VIP Guests Ameenah Fuller, MPP - Business consultant, award-winning publisher, Founder of National Women's Professional Caucus (NWPC) Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, BSN - Author, attorney, mediator, public speaker, co-founder of AgingParents.com Reviews "A personal, compelling account. It is thorough, accurate, and highly credible. Brent's straightforward advice can serve as an excellent help to anyone in the situation of working with siblings on parent care. I highly recommend it!" --Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., attorney, author of The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents "It takes real courage to reveal your darkest hour and deepest vulnerability to benefit others. Brent is truly inspirational. Her book offers us the universal wisdom of her life lessons. She has set a new, elevated standard for turning adversity to love and redemption." -Mikol Davis, Ph.D., geriatric psychologist, CEO of AgingParents.com

The Long Wait

Author: Richard D. Luke
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462041272
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This book is an absolute must read for anyone who is taking care of a loved one, a friend or a relative who has the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. -Noreen Bumby, D.O. Gero-Psychiatrist Investigator at the Southwest Institute for Clinical Research I highly recommend the reading of this book by those who are facing the challenging days ahead with the dreaded Alzeihmer's disease. -Norma Gonzales, RN Floor Supervisor Premier Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center Palm Springs, CA When my grandfather was diagnosed with Alzeihmer's, little was known about the disease. I wish this book had been around then. Richard Luke has the uncanny ability to describe in layman's terms the critical road ahead and give us the tools and information we need to cope. -Mark E. Anderson

The Real Truth About Aging

Author: Neil Shulman
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615924833
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The Real Truth About Aging is a comprehensive and well-written book which should be helpful to the general public and health professionals alike.-David Satcher, MD., PhD, Sixteenth Surgeon General of the United StatesI was getting frustrated searching on the internet for information about a particular type of hip fracture, when I gave up and went to open The Real Truth About Aging and it opened right to the page where there were a series of drawings of the location of different types of hip fractures that can be such an important source of disability for older people. This book is chock full of useful information, like taking a look at nursing homes from all angles: what do the patients think? Or the staff? Are nursing homes REALLY understaffed? Why are older people on too many prescription medications? This book goes beyond the usual fluff of ''aging gracefully'' books and provides real information that you can use.-J. Douglas Bremner MD, Author of Before You Take That Pill: Why The Drug Industry May Be Bad For Your Health, is also Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology at Emory University School of MedicineNeil Shulman is a multi-talented author whose writings touch everybody, from the youngest to the oldest, and who can deliver important information on serious topics in a very readable and accessible way.-Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine, Associate Dean for Community Programs, Morehouse School of MedicineIt is refreshing to find a book that is honest and courageous enough to fly against the ''happy-talk'' genre of books for the elderly. I''ve never seen anything to match the straight-talking authenticity that explodes off of every page.-Barry Farber, Veteran Radio Talk Show HostAs life expectancy continues to increase, millions of seniors are living well into their eighties and nineties. With the aging of the baby boomers, the population of senior citizens will swell dramatically in the coming decades. These statistics will inevitably draw more attention to the aging process. What should middle-aged people expect as they grow older? What should caregivers of the elderly know about normal aging? How can we all stay healthy despite the limitations of age?In this authoritative, user-friendly guide, three experts in geriatric medicine provide the latest evidence on: healthy aging, an understanding of the modern and often confusing health care system, and information about the medical issues affecting frail older adults.They begin with the basic facts of aging, distilling the current research on the underlying molecular mechanisms, organ system changes, and associated disease risks that occur as our bodies get older. They devote separate chapters to preventative medical testing, so-called anti-aging therapies, vitamin and herbal supplements, exercise, and medication problems.In the next section, they present an overview of the American healthcare system, from making the most of a doctor''s visit and an explanation of various healthcare professionals involved in elder care to guidelines for choosing a nursing home or assisted care facility. They also discuss the health risks of a stay in the hospital, including antibiotic-resistant infections, temporary delirium, and bedsores.In the following section, they tackle the challenges of caring for a frail senior, covering a range of issues from falls, osteoporosis, and infections, to sleep difficulties, depression, and dementia. A chapter is also devoted to the last days of life and how hospice can help.The authors also provide a section on the need to plan ahead. Among the questions considered are: When should an advance directive be written? How much money will be needed for the elder years? When should a senior give up driving?At a time when geriatric medicine is becoming a rare specialty and doctors receive little training in this area, the wealth of information compiled in this outstanding volume is invaluable. Senio