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- The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 22.50
Currently around 2.9 million Australians provide unpaid help and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is aged and frail. Carers are a key but often unacknowledged part of Australias health system. The annual replacement value of care was estimated in 2010 to be over... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2012; US$ 12.99
Anthony Alioto was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in 1993 and was forced to go on dialysis for several years before receiving a successful kidney transplant in 2000. In The Ninefold Path , he invites readers to join him on a harrowing personal journey through a labyrinth of tests, ?what can I expect? meetings with medical staff, surgeries,... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
When her once-glamorous and witty novelist-mother got Alzheimer's, Eleanor Cooney moved her from her beloved Connecticut home to California in order to care for her. In tense, searing prose, punctuated with the blackest of humor, Cooney documents the slow erosion of her mother's mind, the powerful bond the two shared, and her own descent into drink... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00
A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers?spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill?illuminating critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy?and ?providing comfort in the time-honored form of shared experience? ( The Minneapolis Star-Tribune... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 26.99
Parkinson?s disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., and this book offers readers an introduction to its causes, symptoms, and treatments. It is for anyone who suffers from Parkinson?s, or knows and loves someone who does. more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 20.81
Das neue Buch von Brigitta Schröder ergänzt ihr Erstlingswerk "Blickrichtungswechsel - Lernen mit und von Menschen mit Demenz" und ist aus der Praxis für die Praxis. Es ist in drei Abschnitte gegliedert: Das "Basismodul" ermutigt, bei der Begleitung von Menschen mit Demenz Grenzen zu überschreiten, um "Schatzfinder" bei... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95
Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with ?invisible disabilities? such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 17.99
In this vivid and thoughtful study, David Karp chronicles the experiences of the family members of the mentally ill, and how they draw boundaries of sympathy to avoid being engulfed by the day-to-day suffering of a loved one. Working from sixty extensive interviews, the author reveals striking similarities in the experiences of caregivers: the feelings... more...