Passages in Caregiving: Essential Strategies for Caring for a Loved One (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

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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.

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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062104762
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 783,916
  • File size: 459 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Gail Sheehy
An award-winning journalist, Gail Sheehy caused a sensation in the 1970s with Passages -- a look at the aging process that became an instant icon and cottage industry. In 2003, Sheehy's Middletown, American offered a poignant portrait of how one small town grieved and grew from the 9/11 tragedy.

Biography

Bestselling author and cultural observer Gail Sheehy has changed the way millions of people throughout the world look at their lives. Her original landmark work, Passages, made history, remaining on The New York Times bestseller list for more than three years and appearing in 28 languages. A Library of Congress survey named Passages one of the ten most influential books of our time.

In other recent bestsellers, New Passages and Understanding Men's Passages, Sheehy revisited the stages of adult life and mapped out a completely new frontier -- Second Adulthood. In The Silent Passage, Sheehy broke the taboo surrounding menopause and opened a dialogue vital to maturing women's health. The book presents a common-sense approach for managing the 20-year transition from early peri-menopause to the lengthened stage of post-menopause. She culminated a decade of Hillary-observing with the biography, Hillary's Choice, soon to be a two hour movie on A&E. Exploring the life of one of the nation's most intriguing women, Sheehy raises fundamental questions for every woman juggling career, family and personal ambition.

Sheehy's next book will be about a whole new universe of lusty, liberated women over 50 and their experiences in sex, love, dating, new dreams, marriage, and remarriage. It will be published by Random House in early 2006.

A graduate of the University of Vermont, Sheehy received a graduate fellowship to Columbia University where she studied under anthropologist Margaret Mead, who became her mentor. As a literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984, she won the Washington Journalism Review Award for Best Magazine Writer in America for her in-depth character portraits of national and world leaders.

Sheehy is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen's Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism, most recently for her 2001 Vanity Fair article "September Widows." The American Psychological Association recently presented a presidential citation to Sheehy for "her unique ability to combine journalism and psychology." Other honors include the National Magazine Award, the Penny-Missouri Journalism Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Race Relations (which she earned for her book, Spirit of Survival). She is one of the founders of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, and recently launched a Writing Scholars Community for re-entry students at the University of California, Berkeley. For more information on Sheehy, please visit her website: www.gailsheehy.com.

Sheehy resides in New York and California.

Biography courtsy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Sheehy is the mother of two daughters: Maura, a psychologist and writer, and Mohm, an artist and art therapist.

Some of her favorite activities include writing plays, playing with her grandson Declan, and traveling with her husband, Clay Felker, professor at the Felker Magazine Center at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2010

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    The "Parade Magazine" article about the book is better

    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.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

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    Very Helpful!

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    I Highly Recommend This Book To Any and All Caregivers

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    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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