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- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 10.99
Every day, thousands of people receive a diagnosis of serious, life-threatening illness, and their families and friends suddenly become caregivers. Despite the best of intentions it is not always easy to communicate well under these circumstances, or find deep empathy for something one has never before experienced. When is it best to speak, and when... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In this eloquent collection of essays?from the editor of the national bestseller Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression ?contributors reveal their experiences in caring for family through illness and death Today, thirty million people look after frail family members in their own homes. This number will increase drastically over the next decade?as... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
Prologue Finding Our Better Selves The day I started writing this book, I spent hours commiserating by telephone with three friends who were being turned upside down by the needs of their aging parents. One lived a short distance from her mother, who was in precarious health, bouncing back and forth between home and hospital, unwilling to consider... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99
When his mother-in-law died suddenly and his seriously ill father-in-law was left with no one to care for him, the author and his wife were thrust into the complex and overwhelming world of long-term care. Just months later his own father fell sick, and the couple struggled to help care for him too?from 1000 miles away. Over the next year-and-a-half,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
A survival guide with an insider's perspective, for the millions of unprepared caregivers of aging loved ones. As Americans are living longer, an unprecedented number of people now require long-term care during their last years. More than 15 million adult children now care for their elderly parents, and unsuspecting caregivers are usually unprepared... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 15.99
Foreword by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD ? xi Preface to the Revised Edition ? 1 Introduction ? 7 Part I: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know 1. ?It?s okay to say or do the ?wrong? thing.? ? 15 2. ?I need to know you?re here for me, but if you can?t be, you can still show you care.? ? 23 3. ?I like to hear success stories,... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 18.95
This book provides the families and friends of people with CFS/ME with an introduction to the condition, and explains what can be done to support those who have it. It offers useful advice on how to help a loved one cope with it, and suggests ways to help them with everyday issues such as personal hygiene, nutrition, finances, and relationships. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00
This comprehensive overview of the many types of animal-assisted therapy provides the perfect reference for students, general readers, pet owners, animal care specialists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, and mental health professionals. more...