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The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers
Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent

Barry J. Jacobs

261 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback
March 2006
ISBN 978-1-57230-729-2
Cat. #0729
Price: $14.95 $12.71
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Hardcover
March 2006
ISBN 978-1-59385-295-5
Cat. #5295
Price: $50.00 $42.50
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e-Book
March 2011
ISBN 978-1-60623-793-9
EPUB format
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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.
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