Passages in Caregiving (Enhanced Edition): Essential Strategies for Caring for a Loved One

Passages in Caregiving (Enhanced Edition): Essential Strategies for Caring for a Loved One

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by Gail Sheehy
     
 

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This book is enhanced with content such as audio or video, resulting in a large file that may take longer to download than expected.

With 15 videos and text focused on strategies one needs to bear the responsibility of caring for someone close to them, the enhanced e-book of Passages In Caregiving takes you by the hand and shows you that you will

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This book is enhanced with content such as audio or video, resulting in a large file that may take longer to download than expected.

With 15 videos and text focused on strategies one needs to bear the responsibility of caring for someone close to them, the enhanced e-book of Passages In Caregiving takes you by the hand and shows you that you will get through this — and you will do the right things.

With empathy and intelligence, backed by formidable research, and interspersed with poignant stories of her experience and that of successful care givers, Passages in Caregiving examines the arc of caregiving from the very first signs of trouble — providing invaluable advice and guidance to help turn a stressful, life-altering situation into a journey that can be safely navigated and from which everyone can benefit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062104762
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/24/2011
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
480 MB
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Meet the Author

Gail Sheehy is the author of seventeen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple-award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. A popular lecturer, Sheehy was named AARP's Ambassador of Caregiving in 2009.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York City and Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1937
Education:
B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Columbia School of Journalism

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Passages in Caregiving 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book irritating. It is, at best, a glimpse into a wealthy celebrity's journey as a caregiver, interspersed with current contacts for resources. The overriding message is, you need to have help if you are a caregiver. Some of the ideas and resources may be helpful. However, as the primary caregiver for my 93-year-old mother with dementia, and not living in a large city with an abundance of resources or relatives, the book seemed formulaic and opportunistic for a prolific writer, and did not reach my angst. In fact, it proved more of a problem to read about someone who was able to take her loved one on a trip to France; own homes in New York City, Long Island, and Berkeley; have private housekeepers, massage therapists and yoga instructors; and have access to very specialized care because of social contacts and the means to pay for everything. Easy for her to recommend that I take a single day or weekend for myself each month and have a week's vacation within six months! The "passages" of caregiving seem to relate best to the author's personal experience and not ones which all of us go through.
JMarcell More than 1 year ago
I wish I'd had this book when I began caring for my elderly parents--would have saved me a fortune in Kleenex! Packed with information caregivers need, and presented in an easy to understand way. I have always enjoyed Gail's books and this is another success. --Jacqueline Marcell, Author 'Elder Rage', International Speaker on Eldercare & Alzheimer's, Host 'Coping With Caregiving' Internet Radio Show at wsRadio
Beerwhiz More than 1 year ago
A great self-journey through the Medical/Social Maze of Home & Institutional Healthcare for the terminally ill client and the Primary Caregiver. Even the 5-Star rating does not really give it justice as it is off the scale higher than 5-start. I am employed as a Hospice R.N. and I recommend this book to any of my Primary Caregivers who could benefit from this book which is most if not all of the caregivers and family, significant others and friends of the client.
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I am a caregiver for my husband who has had a stroke. I found this book extremely helpful. Lots of good info and reference materials. We are not walking this road alone!
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Despr8Caregiver More than 1 year ago
Gail Sheehy has been a guiding light in my life. Now again she is leading the way. See more in Gail Sheehy's New Book Offers Comfort for Caregivers www.desperatecaregivers.com