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The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers

Looking After Yourself and your Family While Helping An Aging Parent
Jacobs, Barry J. (Book - 2006)
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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 has 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 with each other and their aging parent. 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.
Authors: Jacobs, Barry J.
Title: The emotional survival guide for caregivers
looking after yourself and your family while helping an aging parent
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2006
Characteristics: x, 261 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Barry J. Jacobs
Contents: Prologue
First days
Defining commitments
Utilizing support
Handling sacrifice
Weighing hope and acceptance, fantasy and reality
Fostering awareness and flexibility
Protecting intimacy
Sustaining the spirit
Last days
ISBN: 9781572307292
Branch Call Number: 649.8 J17e 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Adult children of aging parents Family relationships Caregivers Psychology Aging parents Care
Topical Term: Adult children of aging parents
Aging parents
LCCN: 2005034070
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Marked for life by the illness of a parent during his own childhood, Dr. Jacobs has devoted his career to helping families negotiate the emotional challenges of caregiving. He says, *By knowing how to recognize the early signs of caregiver fatigue and taking concerted action to support all family... Read More »

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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GK 109 J 2006


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