The Caregiving Wife's Handbook: Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself

The Caregiving Wife's Handbook: Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself

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by Diana B. Denholm
     
 

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“Our AARP members tell us that one of the most difficult challenges they face is caring for a spouse or loved one who has become disabled or terminally ill. In The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook, Dr. Denholm provides the tools and practical advice caregivers need to navigate these rough waters and to emerge at peace with themselves and their loved

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“Our AARP members tell us that one of the most difficult challenges they face is caring for a spouse or loved one who has become disabled or terminally ill. In The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook, Dr. Denholm provides the tools and practical advice caregivers need to navigate these rough waters and to emerge at peace with themselves and their loved ones.”

A. Barry Rand CEO, AARP

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Practicing psychotherapist Denholm uses her own experience and that of other caregivers to provide direction for handling the myriad problems involved in the life-altering position of taking responsibility for a spouse's health. This comprehensive book covers a wide variety of topics, including methods for raising difficult questions, coming up with "understandings" to share with one's partner, which roles to take on and which to avoid, what's normal in terms of feeling and thinking, and specific dos and don'ts that will make life easier. Denholm discusses financial and legal matters as well as how to handle difficult social and familial issues. Not only will those in caretaking positions find practical suggestions from this book, they'll discover they are not alone in their struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897936057
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
179,970
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author


Diana Denholm, PhD, LMHC, holds a doctorate in psychology and became a board certified medical psychotherapist following her doctoral studies at the University of Connecticut. She has been a practicing therapist for over thirty years and while working with clients originated and developed the methods taught in this book. Diana has been a pioneer in converting esoteric methods into practical and easily understood tools. She has successfully used these methods in her work with her many clients and for herself as the primary caregiver during the 11 1/2 years of her late-husband’s illness. Diana lives in West Palm Beach, FL.

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The Caregiving Wife's Handbook: Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a no nonsense, caring, easy to read guide for the wife who is about to burnout or run away .reminds me to take care of myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so basic; a waste for anyone who has had any experience in communicating with people. The sample dialogues given were condescending. This material was in all the "self-help" books that came out in the 80's and 90's. There was also nothing in there that applied to a caregiver who is dealing with Alzheimer's. OK if you have read nothing else about how to communicate with people in general.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be in eBook version. Then a caregiver will always have it with her! This book is excellent because because the author gets into the nitty gritty of how to speak and exchange views with the care receiver. I found the conversational dialogues very useful. Also the reasons behind the conversational suggestions. The author is a trained professional and she also had the experience of caregiving herself. This book is well worth reading if you are the primary caregiver.
KRNY More than 1 year ago
This book is a Godsend. It is absolutely the best book of it's kind that i've found, and i've read quite a few. It felt like someone looked into my soul and wrote down what i was thinking and feeling. Thank you to Diana Denholm for the thousands of people she must have helped by writing this insightful and thoughtful book. Karen Richardson