Aarp Meditations For Caregivers

Author: Barry J. Jacobs
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738219037
Size: 69.24 MB
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Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues.AARP Meditations for Caregivers blends emotional and spiritual motivation to minimize the strains while helping caregivers view their work as a mission from the heart. Chapters are organized by theme, including topics such as accepting your feelings, knowing your limits, seeking support, and managing stress. Each reading offers a poignant meditation, an anecdote drawn from the author's personal or clinical experience, and hands-on or psychological advice to foster coping skills and a sense of fulfillment. The meditations in this dispensable book will provide you with solutions to typical caregiving challenges, offer relief and renewal through mindfulness, and inspire you to find meaning and value in the work you do.

Aarp Meditations For Caregivers

Author: Barry J. Jacobs
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738219029
Size: 62.13 MB
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An official AARP book for caregivers combining day-to-day advice and uplifting guidance in a daily meditations format

Aarp Meditations For Caregivers

Author: Barry J. Jacobs
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738219037
Size: 78.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues.AARP Meditations for Caregivers blends emotional and spiritual motivation to minimize the strains while helping caregivers view their work as a mission from the heart. Chapters are organized by theme, including topics such as accepting your feelings, knowing your limits, seeking support, and managing stress. Each reading offers a poignant meditation, an anecdote drawn from the author's personal or clinical experience, and hands-on or psychological advice to foster coping skills and a sense of fulfillment. The meditations in this dispensable book will provide you with solutions to typical caregiving challenges, offer relief and renewal through mindfulness, and inspire you to find meaning and value in the work you do.

The Emotional Survival Guide For Caregivers

Author: Barry J. Jacobs
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237939
Size: 59.87 MB
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Caring for a parent whose health is in decline turns the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn't have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who's been there can help. Through an account of two sisters and their ailing mother--interwoven with no-nonsense advice--The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent. The author urges readers to be honest about the level of commitment they're able to make and emphasizes the need for clear communication within the family. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care. This compassionate book will help families everywhere avoid burnout and preserve bonds during one of life's most difficult passages.

Precious Lord Take My Hand

Author: Shelly Beach
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 1572934832
Size: 33.58 MB
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Approximately 49% of the U.S. adult population currently shoulders or soon will shoulder elder care responsibilities. For the past seven years Shelly Beach and her husband have been caregivers for their parents. At present, they have two parents living with them. What are the challenges of this kind of day-to-day caregiving, which many children are facing today as their parents age and deal with illness, Alzheimer's, and death? With her fresh and compelling style, Shelly offers devotionals/meditations based on her own life and daily experiences, providing understanding, insights, inspiration, and, yes, even laughter for anyone who is in the midst of these often difficult circumstances.

Catch Your Breath

Author: Linda Spalla
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452522243
Size: 60.41 MB
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" ""One of the meditations from Catch Your Breath cited in Oprah Magazine"" Whether you have chosen to be a caregiver or were hijacked by circumstances, Catch Your Breath, a series of touching meditations by Linda Spalla, will become a wisp of sanity and a day-to-day stabilizer. Spalla retraces an eight month care-giving journey with her mother, captured in raw, candid images, truly becoming a walk in her shoes. What started as a thirty-days-to-live commitment of care in her home turned into an unexpected eight months of never-ending responsibility. You will feel a kinship with the roller coaster of emotions; from anger, confusion, surprise, resentment, guilt and ambivalence, to finally relief, recovery and celebration. You will learn through the various vignettes some refreshingly practical information on such topics as finding sitters, managing medicine, dealing with sibling rivalry, contracting with Hospice, moving to assisted living, doing will preparation and other legalities as well as funeral planning. You will laugh; you will sob; your heart will soar; your heart will break. You will find solace, encouragement and inspiration for one of life’s most daunting challenges. But especially, you will discover your best self, emerging stalwart, strong and forged by the fire of your caregiving experience. Give yourself a gift of renewal and Catch Your Breath. "

Redefining Aging

Author: Ann Kaiser Stearns
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421423677
Size: 15.25 MB
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"Stearns explores the practical and personal challenges of both caregiving and successful aging. She couples findings from the latest research with ... insights and problem-solving tips to help caregivers achieve the best life possible for those they care for--and for themselves as they age"--Amazon.com.

Mindfulness For Carers

Author: Cheryl Rezek
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501476
Size: 51.65 MB
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Carers are particularly vulnerable to feeling stressed, worried and worn down by the vast demands that often come with caregiving, be they physical, psychological or emotional. Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, whether professional or voluntary, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control over their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach that is proven to help protect against stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Dr Cheryl Rezek provides an accessible introduction to mindfulness, and explains how simple mindfulness practices and psychological concepts can be used to manage the day-to-day demands of caring effectively, helping caregivers to gain a greater sense of control and maintain a more positive and balanced outlook. The book includes easy-to-use and enjoyable mindfulness exercises, short enough to fit into a busy day, as well as accompanying audio tracks to support and guide the reader through these exercises. An essential read for all those involved in caring for people with acute or long-term health and mental health conditions, disabilities and other support needs, including relatives and other informal carers, adoptive parents and foster carers, as well as professional medical, health and social care staff.

The Caregiver S Companion

Author: MBA, Carolyn A. Brent
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460346831
Size: 17.44 MB
Format: PDF
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Everything you need to know to ensure that your elderly loved one is being properly cared for. People today are not only living longer, they are also living sicker—making aging and caring for elderly loved ones more complicated than ever before. In this extensive guide, caregiver advocate Carolyn Brent outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what to ask in every situation that may arise, including: Signs that your loved one needs more assistance What to look for in a retirement home Caretaking in your own home How to ensure wills are in order How to manage difficult family relationships Ensuring you are getting the help and care you need Brent leaves no stone unturned, provides personal stories and scenarios for context, and includes other references and resources in this complete guide to caregiving.

Caregiver Defined

Author: Michael Fortuna
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998837604
Size: 42.28 MB
Format: PDF
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An illustrated book that honors caregivers by defining them through nouns, verbs and adjectives that relate to their experiences and emotions. Each "caregiver" word is broken into syllables and then the word itself is used in a relevant paragraph that relates to the caregiver.