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Author Bio: BETH WITROGEN MCLEOD has written for Family Circle, SELF, Good Housekeeping, and Third Age Media, and teaches family caregiving through the University of California. For her writing and advocacy, McLeod has received the Society for Professional Journalists Public Service Award, the National Hospice Organization's President's Award, the Media Award for Outstanding Public Service from the Family Caregiver Alliance, and other honors. She lectures widely and has appeared on the Today show.
"The author, who herself has played the role of caregiver, offers spiritual & emotional strength through the teachings found in a variety of religions and from the literature of current & past spiritual leaders."
What Family Caregiving Is: I Am a Caregiver.
Women and Caregiving: The Spirit of Christmas Present.
The Medical/Financial Maze: A Sacred Sorrow.
Caring for Aging Parents: Into the Abyss.
Spousal Caregiving: Do Not Resuscitate.
The Nature of Loss.
The Stresses of Caregiving: Blessings.
Caregivers and Depression.
Hitting Bottom: To the Stars through Difficulty.
BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE.
Support Strategies and Everyday Miracles.
Caregivers, Religion, and Spirituality.
Caregiving as a Rites of Passage: Fancy Nightmares.
Awakening the Heart: Thank You for Everything.
The Urge to Serve: Out Love Will Never End.
Caregiving and Community.
Posted July 19, 2004
Don't discount this book. I read the review by the registered nurse and almost did not read the book nor take the Barnes and Noble University course Taking care of your aging parents. I am glad I read it. I learned many helpful things. It is helpful to read of what has happened to others and how they dealt with situations. It is not a pratical how to guide. If you as experiencing a crisis and looking for a how to guide the book AND THOU SHALT HONOR by the same author is where to go. Then come back and leisurely read this book and you will gain insight and be able to see that you are not the only one going through these kinds of issues. Caring for aging parents is a very tough issue and one that most of us will face in our lifetime. This book is very informative on the topic in general.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2003
I did not care for this book. I am a registered nurse who is a family caregiver for my dying grandfather. I was searching for a book to help my mother, who has no caregiving background. Not very practical knowledge for the most part. Some of the sections were helpful, but not enough to justify purchase of the book. I could not appreciate the personal experiences of the author related at the end of some of the sections. Frankly, I was searching for practical knowledge to help my mother, not details about the dreams of the author about her elderly, dying parents. Could not relate to the author, a 'long-distance caregiver.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.