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BOOKS

 FINDING HOPE, A CAREGIVERS BOOK On LOST LOVE 

 by John R. Ruppel

Kindle $3.99   Paperback $12.99

Do you feel you are losing your love for your loved one? That would be tragic. There are many subplots in the caregiver picture, but none more tragic than the loss of love felt by caregivers, as the direct result of their constant and time-consuming, caregiving responsibilities. A highly heralded and expansive study completed by AARP and NAC noted that 56% of the caregivers surveyed had lost or were losing their affection for their patient. This Short-Book makes a strong case for the ever-present possibility of re-kindling and re-igniting that love. 

 

 

CAREGIVER'S HANDBOOK by DK Publishing

Paperback $19.95

A compassionate and comprehensive resource for anyone who needs to take care of an elderly person at home, the Caregiver's Handbook is an invaluable reference that offers constructive, illustrated guidance for first time and beginning caregivers, including information on essential first aid, advice on selecting professional help when needed, and dealing with a variety of common conditions.

 

100 WAYS A CAREGIVER SURVIVES  by John R. Ruppel

Kindle $3.99   Paperback $12.99

Are you a caregiver that feels discouraged and out of touch with your old life? There are many reasons why caregivers, as the direct result of their constant and time consuming, caregiving responsibilities, get frustrated and depressed. There are many serious issues. Loneliness, fatigue, anger, entrapment, frustration, lost love, resentment, defensiveness, to name just a few, and the list goes on. Nearly 20 of those emotional and physical issues are dealt with in this Short-Book. 100 answers and solutions are provided. The book makes a strong case for caregivers restoring their confidence, hope and happiness and succeeding in an environment they didn’t fully expect.

 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Kindle $9.99   Paperback $10.87

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

 

Other Outstanding Books (Recommended by AgingCare.com members)

  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir by Roz Chast

  • Trading Places: Becoming my Mother’s Mother—A Daughter’s Memoir by Sandra Bullock Smith

  • Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief by Pauline Boss

  • Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence by Gail Sheehy

  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

  • Loving Hard-to-Love Parents: A Handbook for Adult Children of Difficult Older Parentsby Paul K. Chafetz, PhD

  • The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

  • How to Survive Change… You Didn’t Ask For: Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos, and Reinvent Yourself by M.J. Ryan

  • Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide and Sourcebook by Howard Gruetzner

  • The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey by Nancy Kriseman

  • Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You by Susan Forward, PhD

  • Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers by Paula Spencer Scott

  • Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families by John and Linda Friel

 

MAGAZINES

     CAREGIVERS JOURNAL

          1. Issue #1   Winter (Dec 2018 - Feb 2019)   32 pages

          2. Issue #2   Summer (July 2019 - Aug 2019  16 pages

 

 

NEWSLETTERS

 

      CAREGIVERS JOURNAL

           1.  Issue #1   Spring 2019    4 Pages

          2. Issue #2   Winter 2019    4 Pages

 

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