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The Caregiver's Survival Handbook (Revised): Caring for Your Aging Parents Without Losing Yourself
     

The Caregiver's Survival Handbook (Revised): Caring for Your Aging Parents Without Losing Yourself

by Alexis Abramson, Mary Anne Dunkin
 

Being a caregiver can be rewarding but demanding work-and more than 40 million adult children find themselves experiencing the double duty of caring for their elders as they try to carry on a life of their own. The mission of this book is to help caregivers figure out how to look after aging loved ones, provide for other family members, and attend to their own

Overview

Being a caregiver can be rewarding but demanding work-and more than 40 million adult children find themselves experiencing the double duty of caring for their elders as they try to carry on a life of their own. The mission of this book is to help caregivers figure out how to look after aging loved ones, provide for other family members, and attend to their own career-without losing themselves in the process.

In this supportive, reassuring, and practical guide, Doctor Alexis addresses the most pressing concerns, including such issues as how to:

*Get all family members to pitch in
*Let go of feelings of guilt
*Avoid conflict with an aging loved one
*Foster independence in the elderly
*Balance the demands on one's own time and resources

"I have encountered few people who have the knowledge, experience, and passion that Alexis possesses for serving older persons. Alexis has accomplished a lot and has gained a well-deserved national reputation as an authority on issues affecting older persons."
-Horace B. Deets, former executive director of AARP

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399536427
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet 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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