Synopses & Reviews
As featured on "The Today Show," "Diane Rehm Show, and "Jim Lehrer Newshour"--this book is like a good friend, offering practical advice, great resources, personal experiences and understanding to all those caring for aging loved-ones, often a lonely job.
With advances in healthcare, nutrition, and technology, people all over the world are living longer and many will require day-to-day care -- a challenge 22.5 million baby boomers are already beginning to face with their aging parents.
This book is like a good friend, offering practical advice, great resources, personal experiences and understanding to all those caring for aging loved-ones, often a lonely job.
Its 14 chapters are each devoted to an area of concern: from Understanding Caregiving to Being Prepared, from Long Distance Caring to Care of the Caregiver. Ample space is provided in this interactive journal to record observations on a loved one's condition, appointments, and vital emergency information. The goal of this eldercare journal is to inform, comfort, and help the caregiver as well as his or her charge.
The Fourteen Friends who wrote this book have maintained and cherished each other's friendship since high school days in Arlington, Virginia. They include a neurologist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a drug and alcohol counselor, teachers, and small business owners. Over the years, their conversation and concerns have progressed from boyfriends, husbands, children and careers to caring for their aging parents. As in the past, they continue to share advice and information along with laughter and tears.Now, in this very readable guide, they share personal anecdotes and solutions to difficult situations faced in their own caregiving experiences with loved ones. Each chapter covers a wealth of information and gives helpful tips and resources garnered from their work and research.Knowing how important it is for a caregiver to reflect and plan, this interactive guide provides you with ample space for observations on a loved one's condition, vital emergency information, appointments, and your own ideas.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 156) and index.