Cruising through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One

Cruising through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One

by Jennifer L. FitzPatrick

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BN ID: 2940156894383
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 1,002,016
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick is a gerontologist with over twenty years’ experience in working with older adults. She started her career in a nursing home at age sixteen and is the founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., a full-service training company. Jennifer has been an education consultant with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland for nearly a decade and has taught gerontology at the college level since 2001. Her current academic appointments include teaching as an adjunct instructor with Johns Hopkins University’s Gerontology Certificate program. She is passionate about helping students transition into careers serving older adults and their family caregivers.

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Cruising through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cruising through Caregiving is a wonderful and useful read whether you are a new caregiver or an experienced one. Jennifer Fitzpatrick defines all levels and characteristics of caregiving in an eloquent way meeting the reader where they are in their journey. The book was very relatable and applicable to caregivers caring for someone with a cognitive challenge such as dementia and equally so for caregivers of someone suffering with a physical illness. It sheds light on aspects of caregiving we don't always think in terms of the caregiving team, how to organize them and utilize everyone so that no one gets burnt out. While the book meets caregivers where they are in their journey it also sets boundaries for them. Jennifer is sensitive to the difficult situations a caregiver face but is also is honest about the pitfalls a caregiver faces, such as becoming a martyr, making assumptions about what your loved one wants and reevaluating the promises you make to those you care for both emotionally and physically. You can tell Jennifer Fitzpatrick has worked in the aging field for a long time because her book is realistic, brutally honest at times, but always offers hope to the caregiver.