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The Conscious Caregiver: A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself

The Conscious Caregiver: A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself

This book capitalizes on a growing trends of self care for caregivers, helping readers navigate caring for their loved one

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ISBN 9781440597732
Barcode 9781440597732
Published 1 October 2017 by Adams Media Corporation
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Abbit, Linda
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ISBN-13 9781440597732
ISBN-10 1440597731
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Adams Media Corporation
Imprint Adams Media Corporation
Publication Date 1 October 2017
International Publication Date 5 September 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Abbit, Linda
Category Intergenerational Relationships
Home Nursing & Caring
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 304g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Caregivers, Home care services, Caregivers - Mental health, SELF-HELP / Aging, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Eldercare
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 362.14
Catalogue Code 769058

Description of this Book

Being a caregiver is a difficult role. It requires pateince, tenderness, selflessness, and hard work. Providing care for another human being, whether a parent, loved one, or as a professional requires a level of self love and self care as well that can not be ignored. While it may be a rewarding experience to care for a loved one, it can also be a stressful, both emotionally and mentally. It is easy to get caught up in taking care of someone else that you forget to take care of yourself and your own physical and emotional well being as well. How do you navigate your role as caregiver without losing yourself? Conscious Caregiver can help readers navigate caring for their loved one, whether that means full-time in house caregiving or hiring support from outside services. With information on talking to their loved ones about their situation, how to handle the emotional stress, practical information on medical needs and finances, and how to take time away to care for themselves, Conscious Caregiver can help them care for their loved one and themselves at the same time.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [Linda's] recommendations are remarkably comprehensive, covering everything from communicating with other family members to effectively advocating for a loved one (and for oneself) to handling the transition to assisted living. Her case studies and exercises give her advice a real-world edge. Caring for others can be both stressful and joyful. The Conscious Caregiver may help these dedicated helpers keep the stress levels down enough to actually enjoy time spent with the loved ones who need them so much. * Energy Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Linda Abbit is the Community Outreach Manager for the innovative Mind and Memory outpatient program at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA. A former caregiver with twenty-five-plus years' experience, her blog, Tender Loving Eldercare, has grown into a Facebook community for caregivers. She is a prominent contributor to SeniorPlanet.org, where many of her stories remain in the top thirty articles read on the site. She holds a master's in education, and has been vocal in the caregiving community for fifteen-plus years. In 2009, she received the Caregiver of the Year Award by Caregiving.com, and her website was nominated for excellence by Best Senior Living Awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014. She is the author of The Conscious Caregiver.

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