The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers

Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent

Barry J. Jacobs

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March 16, 2006
ISBN 9781593852955
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261 Pages
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March 17, 2006
ISBN 9781572307292
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261 Pages
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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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