Take My Hand: the caregiver's journey

Take My Hand: the caregiver's journey

by Tia Amdurer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611532722
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/17/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,240,776
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Tia Amdurer, LPC, enjoys sharing the art of storytelling whether it is through encouraging client narratives in her private therapy practice, writing newsletters, authoring articles, producing a documentary, or in her infamous annual holiday letter. Her first foray in publishing came in Jack and Jill Magazine in 1970 with an article titled "We Live in Kenya," detailing her childhood growing up in Africa with her family. After receiving her bachelor's degree in journalism and communications from the University of Delaware, she went on to a career in public relations in New York City. By 1990, she had moved with her husband and two children to Lakewood, Colorado, where she became immersed in local history and authored two articles for a book about her adopted city, Lakewood-Colorado: An Illustrated Biography. A recipient of the Minoru Yasui Community Service award, she has been involved in numerous civic activities in Lakewood. In 2013 she produced an award-winning documentary film, Heart and Sole: 20 years of Tap Extravaganza.® Tia earned her MA in counseling from Regis University, worked in hospice for five years, and is grateful for the opportunity to provide therapy in grief and loss. Connect with her at takemyhandJourney@gmail.com.

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Take My Hand: the caregiver's journey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Take My Hand is a much needed resource for caregivers everywhere. The book is extremely well written, thoughtful, and covers a lot of important information that will guide you through the expected and unexpected. If you are looking for something to help you cope with your journey and answer your many questions, Tia Amdurer’s book is for you!
KathleenAnnB More than 1 year ago
Take My Hand is a wonderfully written book that everyone who is or may someday be a caregiver should read. I learned, I laughed, and I cried while reading each chapter. Tia Amdurer's insights are invaluable, and the story that Chris Renaud-Cogswell weaves throughout the book about being the caretaker for her mother during the final year of her mom's life goes straight to the heart. I love this book!
LauraSM More than 1 year ago
This is a very important little book. If you are about to become or are already a caregiver for elderly parents or other relatives, this book will help you find your way on a journey which is often bumpy and uphill. Each topic is introduced with a blog entry from Chris Cogwell, who with love, poignancy and some humor, documented her own journey as her parents declined and then passed away. Tia Amdurer has taken each topic, each step of the journey and added her insights, her expertise in grief counseling and her wisdom in offering possible responses or ways to handle the unexpected. The book is filled with practical hints on getting through each day. As the daughter who was privileged to be a caregiver for both of my parents in their last years, I wish I had had this type of resource at the beginning of the process. This book will be a great support for the caregiver as it provides answers to unasked questions as well as simply giving the reader permission to feel a variety of emotions and to react to this process in whatever ways are normal for you. Tia also has thoughtfully added some pages at the end of each chapter for your thoughts and questions. Buy a copy for yourself and one for any other caregivers you know.