The Reluctant Caregivers

The Reluctant Caregivers

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by Anne Hendershott
     
 

Although Hendershott has spent many years teaching and writing about the sociological aspects of aging, she writes that none of this could have prepared me for the overwhelming challenge of caring for my own mother-in-law in my home. She introduces baby boomers as the unexpected caregivers of the coming decades. The process of family denial about symptoms,

Overview

Although Hendershott has spent many years teaching and writing about the sociological aspects of aging, she writes that none of this could have prepared me for the overwhelming challenge of caring for my own mother-in-law in my home. She introduces baby boomers as the unexpected caregivers of the coming decades. The process of family denial about symptoms, work-family conflict, and the unique problems of children of caregivers are explored in an effort to find solutions to the caregiving challenge.

Social science research is made accessible and is coupled with anecdotal information gleaned from interactions with other caregivers and personal experience. Throughout the book, Hendershott shows family caregivers that by gaining insight into their motivations for caregiving and by drawing from family support and help from the community, they can move beyond maladaptive caregiving coping styles, to a rewarding reality-based caregiving experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897897112
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

ANNE HENDERSHOTT is Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego. She has written and taught about work-family issues and is a frequent presenter at gerontology workshops and conferences.

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The Reluctant Caregivers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just learned my husband has 'the disease.' It was such an encouragement for BOTH of us to read Dr. Hendershott's book --- though, I must admit, my husband was more appreciative of the significance of his potentil deterioration after reading the book than even by the doctors' description. It was heartened too, because we were encouraged to look at the real meaning of the words we said to one another decades ago when we married!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Hendershott has provided a WONDERFUL and comprehensive resource on the issues of caring for patients afflcited with Alzheimer's. It is most especially for caring for loved ones, who have truly passed on, but are still here.... I cannot offer a high level of praise, and I recommend it highly!