For the 54 million Americans who currently care for aging parents and loved ones, this important resource provides essential information for solving day-to-day problems in the real world. The Caregiver's Essential Handbook includes valuable insights and commonsense tips from those who have walked in their shoes: nursing professionals, physical therapists, social workers, and loving family members whose creativity and resurcefulness offer immediate help to those in need. Here are practical solutions for saving money on medication; getting doctors to really listen; making life easier for people who are visually, hearing, or mentally impaired; and most important, taking care of oneself.
"This third edition of The Graying of America has been retitled, revised, and expanded. In concise, nontechnical language, it offers middle-aged and senior readers useful information on the effects of aging on health, the mind, and behavior"--Provided by publisher.
How to be an Effective Partner in a Loved One's Care
Author: Patrick Conlon
Category: Care of the sick
Research shows that supportive family and friends can improve the outcome of a loved one's hospital stay, but how exactly can they help? Hospitalization is often as dismaying and frightening for family members as it is for the patient. And despite a heartfelt desire to understand what is happening and to comfort a sick or injured loved one, too often relatives and friends feel helpless and marginalized by the hospital system. This valuable book is the first to assist families and friends of adult patients to navigate the unfamiliar and intimidating territory of the hospital. It spells out in the clearest terms how a family can form a partnership with medical providers to ensure the best patient care possible. Patrick Conlon's inspiration for the book was the sudden, frightening hospitalization of his longtime partner, Jim, and his personal struggle to develop a useful role for himself as a caregiver. Here he provides the handbook he wishes he'd had when Jim was admitted to the hospital. Conlon offers encouragement, proven strategies, and straightforward advice--all with the goal of empowering others to become successful care partners at the bedside of their loved ones. Special features of the book: --Simple dos and don'ts to help you help your loved one and interact with hospital professionals --Handy tear-out checklists to fill in when consulting a surgeon, preparing for discharge, making a complaint, updating family and friends, and planning important meetings --Definitions of hospital jargon--terms, abbreviations, euphemisms, an acronyms --Sidebars with interesting facts: Can cell phones interfere with sensitive medical equipment? Why don't British doctors wear neckties? What's the average length of stay in an ICU? --Easy-to-use caregiver's chart and diary
A Companion to Survive and Thrive! How Cancer Saves Livds
Author: Jo Spicer
Publisher: Crown Kent
Category: Health & Fitness
The complete resource for Cancer Patients and Caregivers. This three part guide contains proven tips and strategies to navigate a cancer journey, a comprehensive directory of over 400 cancer support groups, plus the My Cancer Journey Workbook, a step-by-step workbook to guide you through from diagnosis to health. Record your appointments, medication, test results and more. This is the essential handbook for every cancer patient and caregiver. Contains everything you need to get through the trauma of diagnosis and treatment and on to recovery and wellness. You can survive and thrive!
This is a concise paperback version of the authoritative and comprehensive Handbook of Eating Disorders, Second Edition, focusing on the most practical elements from that volume. Ideal for the individual practitioner, this selection of chapters concentrates on the main therapeutic approaches in use, including cognitive behavioural treatments, interpersonal psychotherapy, family interventions, dialectical behaviour therapy and drug treatments. Indispensable for those working in the eating disorders field, such as clinical psychologists, child psychologists, family therapists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and occupational therapists. The Essential Handbook of Eating Disorders will also be of interest to researchers, lecturers and those in training in the field.
Essentials of Social Anxiety is a shorter, revised paperback edition of The International Handbook of Social Anxiety, focusing on developmental and clinical perspectives. It is organized into two parts: The Development of Social Anxiety; and Clinical Perspectives and Interventions. Like the International Handbook, it covers research, assessment and treatment, giving clinical practitioners comprehensive coverage of the area and a single concise desk reference.
Essential Information and Support for All Those in a Caring Role
Author: Jane Matthews
Publisher: Hachette UK
This indispensable guide aims to be a one-stop-shop for the huge percentage of the population who, now or later, find themselves in a caring role, whether that involves shopping for a housebound neighbour, or giving up work to care full-time for a disabled child or confused parent. This book will also help carers care for themselves. It looks at the difficult feelings that go hand in hand with caring, including how relationships are affected. There's guidance on what to do when a carer stops coping, and how to prepare emotionally and practically for the time when caring comes to an end.
You Are Not Alone!Across America there are over 65.7 million Americans (29% of the U.S population) caregiving for someone who is ill, disabled or aged. They give selflessly to bring comfort to their loved ones while raising families and taking care of their own health problems. This is tremendously difficult to do without experiencing some degree of caregiver burnout.Caregiver burnout is mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting and occurs when the caregiver isn't getting the help they need. The Caregivers Empowerment Handbook is here to relieve the stress and burdens of being a caregiver.Here's what you'll learn: Recognizing and Addressing Caregiver BurnoutHelping Caregivers To Understand And Handle Grief And Loss6 Principles Of Authentic CaregivingFinding Peace As CaregiversStrategies To Reduce Caregiver StressUnderstanding And Managing Our Emotions As CaregiversMeditation Techniques For CaregiversBONUS TIPS FOR CAREGIVERSA List Of Short Mental BreaksFor Caregivers To takeThe Caregivers Empowerment Handbook is an essential resource for anyone caring for someone at home. Get Help Today!
A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer's Disease Or Other Dementias Care at Home
Author: Molly Carpenter
Confidence to Care is the essential handbook for the family caregiver offering practical insights to understanding, managing and preventing the behavioral symptoms associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Touching, personal stories come together with practical and easy-to-access tips and techniques drawn from decades of caregiving experience by internationally-recognized experts. This cutting-edge resource will help the family caregiver confidently deal with the most common issues associated with dementia. In addition, advice about how to care for yourself while caring for others is essential. The number of people worldwide living with dementia illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease is set to nearly double every 20 years, reaching 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050, according to Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). Though research continues, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease. But until there is a cure, there is care. Confidence to Care includes chapters offering caregiving strategies and recommends other resources for the family caregiver. This book is the most practical dementia care tool available and unique in its content and presentation.
Eldercare caregivers and professionals who enjoyed the clear, concise, practical information found in Eldercare 911: The Caregiver's Complete Handbook for Making Decisions-which Publishers Weekly called an excellent comprehensive guidebook-will welcome the authors' follow-up book: The Eldercare 911 Question and Answer Book.Both the content and format of this new essential book show the authors' unique understanding of what caregivers need most and have the hardest time finding: direct, practical, problem-solving answers that teach them to cope and help them regain control. The easy-to-read, relaxing informality of questions and answers-a one-of-a-kind format in eldercare books-simultaneously solves readers' problems and provides them with an often gently humorous, occasionally provocative, and frequently poignant look into the emotions and lives of their fellow caregivers. The authors continuously deliver the message: You are not alone.The Eldercare 911 Question and Answer Book offers caregivers new skills, outlined step by step, to help them manage the most important issues they face. Caregivers may smile, even laugh outright, as they recognize their family members among the Know It Alls, Guilt Trippers, Time Abusers, Demanders, Work Disrupters, and five more realistic categories. The authors show you how to say no to all of them!The authors dedicate full chapters to the singular needs of working caregivers, living with dementia, how to avoid burnout, and making the difficult transition to life after caregiving. Moreover, For Men Only and For Women Only discuss new issues originating from the different perceptions men and women bring to their caregiving jobs. The final chapter, Words of Hope and Encouragement, is, as one caregiver says, filled with words of comfort about this maelstrom which has no road maps, no absolutes ... to help me feel less alone and lost.Complete with helpful interactive worksheets and resource lists, this book's helpful mixture of humor, comforting support, and concrete advice offers invaluable support and practical advice.Susan Beerman, M.S., M.S.W. (Fresh Meadows, NY), is the coauthor of the highly acclaimed Eldercare 911. She is president of Barrister Advisory Services, which specializes in geriatrics. She lectures on eldercare and trains clients nationwide.Judith B. Rappaport-Musson, CSA (Jupiter, FL), is the coauthor of Eldercare 911. She is a Certified Senior Advisor and the cofounder and partner in Preferred Client Services, Inc., which specializes in eldercare management. She lectures on eldercare and trains clients nationwide.
Handbook of Essential Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, provides an indispensable guide to vital information in the rapidly expanding field of psychopharmacology. The updated edition of this popular handbook will continue to be a reference that is simply the essential starting point in psychopharmacology for residents and experienced clinicians alike. Busy residents and clinicians will find a quick, current, and accessible guide to basic facts about psychotropic drugs, including dosages, indications, and drug interactions. As in the first edition, its structure is clear and easy to read, including An all-new introductory chapter, designed to equip the reader with a basic understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics Four main chapters covering the four main groups of psychotropic medications: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, and mood stabilizers A consistent format for all four chapters that summarizes critical information about each group of medications, including drug class, indications, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, main side effects, drug-drug interaction, potentiating maneuvers, and use in special populations A wealth of tables and graphs for quick clinical consultation and unique self-instruction sets of questions and answers Fascinating and educational vignettes and puzzlers, extensive references for further reading, and -- new to this edition -- an invaluable appendix of fifty questions and answers, designed to test the reader's knowledge and comprehension of the text Densely informative and packed with practical material and special features, this truly essential guide is a handy clinical reference for experienced clinicians, an ideal teaching tool for educators, and a useful resource for residents, especially those preparing for the psychiatry board examinations.
When you are responsible for another person's physical needs, your own needs can take a back seat. After caring for her spouse, who for ten years suffered from a rare, debilitating disease, Kay Marshall Strom is able to bring a voice of experience and compassion to this important topic. Finding spiritual support ; Maintaining balanced relationships ; Deciding when living at home is no longer possible ; Working out the finances ; Understanding the impact on the whole family ; Dealing with the personal losses.
The leading resource for collaborative critical care for newborns, Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 7th Edition provides a multidisciplinary approach and a real-world perspective. It focuses on evidenced-based practice, with clinical directions in color for easy retrieval and review. Special features help you prioritize the steps in initial care, and provide a guide to sharing information with parents. With each chapter written jointly by both physicians and nurses, this book is comprehensive enough to suit the needs of the entire team in your neonatal intensive care unit. Unique! A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by an editorial team of two physicians and two nurses, and each chapter is written and reviewed by a physician and nurse team, so information mirrors the real-world experience in a neonatal intensive care unit. Unique! Clinical content is in color, so you can quickly scan through chapters for information that directly affects patient care. Unique! Parent Teaching boxes highlight the relevant information to be shared with a patient’s caregivers. Critical Findings boxes outline symptoms and diagnostic findings that require immediate attention, helping you prioritize assessment data and steps in initial care. Coverage in clinical chapters includes pathophysiology and etiology, prevention, data collection, treatment, complications, outcomes, prognosis, and parent education. Expanded Neonatal Surgery chapter covers all of the most common procedures in neonatal surgery. Follow-up of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infant chapter is expanded to include coverage of outcomes management and discharge planning. Streamlined references are updated to include only the most current or classic sources.
This practical handbook will equip readers with the tools to have meaningful conversations about death and dying Death is a part of life. We used to understand this, and in the past, loved ones generally died at home with family around them. But in just a few generations, death has become a medical event, and we have lost the ability to make this last part of life more personal and meaningful. Today people want to regain control over health-care decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Talking About Death Won’t Kill You is the essential handbook to help Canadians navigate personal and medical decisions for the best quality of life for the end of our lives. Noted palliative-care educator and researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller shows readers how to identify and reframe limiting beliefs about dying with humor and compassion. With robust resource lists, Kortes-Miller addresses advance care plans for ourselves and our loved ones how to have conversations about end-of-life wishes with loved ones how to talk to children about death how to build a compassionate workplace practical strategies to support our colleagues how to talk to health-care practitioners how to manage challenging family dynamics as someone is dying what is involved in medical assistance in dying (MAID) Far from morbid, these conversations are full of meaning and life — and the relief that comes from knowing what your loved ones want, and what you want for yourself.