The Caregiver's Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your Aging Parent Without Losing Yourself

The Caregiver's Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your Aging Parent Without Losing Yourself

by Alexis Abramson

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Overview

The Caregiver's Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your Aging Parent Without Losing Yourself by Alexis Abramson

One in four families in the U.S. is caring for parents or other senior relatives-and 72% of the primary caregivers in these families are women. This book is written for those 16 million women who are part of the "sandwich generation"-caught between the needs of their elderly relatives and their young families. These women often feel invisible, their own needs unobserved and unappreciated by those around them.

The Caregiver's Survival Handbook not only offers practical caregiving advice for these women, but also helps them deal with the emotional concerns they face:

• Dealing with changing parent/child roles
• Fostering aging parents' independence
• Asking for, and getting, help from siblings and other family members
• Balancing work, family, and caregiving duties
• Finding time for themselves in the middle of it all

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399529986
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Edition description: PERIGEE
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alexis Abramson, PhD, one of the country's leading advocates for the dignity and independence of caregivers and mature adults, is an award-winning entrepreneur, journalist, author, and sought-after speaker. As a consultant, Abramson has worked with organizations such as AARP, Arthritis Foundation, and many Fortune 500 corporations. She is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who appears frequently in the media as an expert gerontologist. Visit her website at www.doctoralexis.com.

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