Take My Hand is a welcome, practical guide for the emotional journey of caregiving.
The caregiver’s journey is often bittersweet, combining feelings of exhaustion, reflection, love, frustration, delight, shock, connection, and loneliness. Many caregivers understandably feel overwhelmed and find themselves wishing for someone to take their hand and guide them on their twisting and emotional journey. Take My Hand is that guide.
Written by Tia Amdurer, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a professional background in hospice, bereavement, and loss, Take My Hand is divided into chapters that serve as a practical resource while you navigate different aspects of caring for a loved one in their final years.
Interspersed with the educational chapters are insightful, witty, and heartfelt commentaries from a caregiver’s perspective. Pages for note taking and journaling are formatted to encourage self-reflection along the way.
|Publisher:||Light Messages Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
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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!
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!
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.