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- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 3.99
The New York Times bestselling book of simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy life, featuring illustrations throughout, from the author of The End of Illness . In his international bestseller, The End of Illness , Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering cancer doctor, revealing the... more...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 60.99
The number of older people in our society is increasing rapidly and as they age, the demand for safe, effective care is growing. This book offers readers the knowledge and skill to provide all aspects of care. Caring for the Older Person is written in six sections, covering the fundamental needs of an older person: Assistance with personal cleansing... 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...
- Addicus Books 2006; US$ 12.95
Do You Find Yourself in the Role of Caregiver? If you are caring for an aging parent, spouse, or other loved one, you are not alone. Statistics show that nearly 25 percent of all households in the United States are providing care for an elderly person. Although you may be willing to help, you may find the task comes with unexpected challenges.... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 58.50
Often the switch to telecare?technology used to help caretakers provide treatment to their patients off-site?is portrayed as either a nightmare scenario or a much needed panacea for all our healthcare woes. This widely researched study probes what happens when technologies are used to provide healthcare at a distance. Drawing on ethnographic studies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 95.00
In the U.S., when a patient is in need of rigorous psychiatric care, the first step is hospitalization. However, elsewhere in the world, psychiatric home treatment is proposed as an alternative. Model programs in Canada and the United Kingdom are publicly administered by community health agencies or teaching hospitals. Home Treatment for Acute Mental... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 29.95
When Jan Campito entered the world of special needs, she trusted the experts to tell her what was wrong, and how to proceed to help her children. As she realized that no one else was stepping in to obtain appropriate help, she decided to take on that responsibility. Here Jan shares some of her experiences and what she has learnt in the process. more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 99.00
Assisted living, the fastest growing residential option, burst upon the American landscape in the late 1980's. These facilities serve persons who no longer are able to live independently and need help with the activities of daily living, but do not need 24-hour nursing care. James Allen has updated and refined this second edition of Assisted Living... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 19.99
Is it really Alzheimer?s? How to find out and intervene early to maintain the highest quality of life ?Most of us will either get Alzheimer?s or care for a loved one who has. This action plan can empower you to make a difference.?---Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. What would you do if your mother was having memory problems? Alzheimer?s is a disease... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 29.99
Ann Burack-Weiss explores a rich variety of published memoirs by authors who cared for ill or disabled family members. Contrary to the common belief that caregiving is nothing more than a stressful situation to be endured, memoirs describe a life transforming experience-self-discovery, a reordering of one's priorities, and a changed view of the world.... more...