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The Caregiver's Guide to Self-Care: Help for Your Caregiving Journey
Rooted in research and tested in real-life trials of a family caregiver, this concise guidebook gives readers down-to-earth, no-cost solutions for their problems with caregiver stress. Stories, self-care recommendations, questionnaires, checklists, activities and discussion questions show readers practical, small steps that will help preserve their health, well-being and capacity to care. Available at Amazon.com
The Caregiver's Guide to Self-Care: Help for Your Caregiving Journey
Now, The Caregiver's Guide to Self-Care's inspiring stories and sensible self-care strategies are available as a quick and easy 1-hour audio book! Enriched with free, download-able chapter summaries and checklists, a questionnaire and list of resources...you will be gently guided to care for yourself as you care for others. Available today at Infinity Publishers and coming soon to audible.com
The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers
This compelling story presents clear-eyed advice from a psychologist who, through his father’s battle with cancer, knows firsthand the emotional and financial devastation serious illness can cause. The story of two sisters, struggling with the cancer of their widowed mother illustrates the emotional and medical traps that await families dealing with serious illness. Deftly interwoven, matter-of-fact advice offers in-depth support to caregivers, outlining how to define your caregiving commitments, recruit much-needed help from family as well as professionals, and preserve your own personal life during an extended illness. Available at Amazon.com
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General Caregiving Responsibilities
The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook. Abramson, Alexis. Perigee, 2004.
Guide to Home Caregiving. American Medical Association. John Wiley. 2001.
Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who is Seriously Ill. Capossela, Cappy and Warnock, Shiela. Fireside. 2004.
The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers. Meyer, Maria and Derr, Paula. CareTrust. 2007.
And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver’s Companion. McLeod, Beth Witrogen Ed. Rodale. 2002.
Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence. Sheehey, Gail. William Morrow. 2010.
Dementia and Eldercare
Taking Care of Parents Who Didn’t Take Care of You. Cade, Eleanore. Hazelden. 2002.
A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier. Callone, Ptricia, et.al. Demos Medical Publishing. 2006.
The Caregiver’s Essential Handbook: More than 1,200 Tips to Help You Care for and Comfort the Seniors in Your Life. Carr, Sasha and Choron, Sandra. Contemporary Books. 2003.
Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing With the Disease. Coste, Joanne Koenig. First Mariner Books. 2004.
Caring for Your Parents. Delehanty, Hugh and Ginzler, Elinor. AARP. 2005.
When Your Loved One Has Dementia: A Simple Guide for Caregivers. Glenner, Joy, et.al. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2005.
Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy? VaderWyk & Burnham. Ilardo, J and Rothman, C. 2001.
Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent. Lebow, Grace, et.al. Avon Books. 1999.
The Complete Eldercare Planner. Loverde, Joy. Revised & Updated Edition. Three Rivers Press. 2009.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life . Mace, Nancy. and Rabins, Peter. Grand Central. 1981.
Eldercare for Dummies. Zukerman, Rachelle. Wiley. 2003.
Caregiver Stress and Self-Care
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. Ban Breathnach, Sarah. Time Warner. 1995.
The Fearless Caregiver. Barg, Gary. Capital Books. 2003.
Inner Peace for Busy Women: Balancing Work Family and Your Inner Life. Borysenko, Joan. Hay House. 2003.
Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change. Bridges, William and Susan. 3rd Edition. DaCapo Press. 2009.
Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes. Bridges, William. DaCapo Press. 2004.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey, Stephen. New York, Fireside Books. 1989.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook. Davis, Martha et.al. 6th edition. New Harbinger. 2008.
The Four Levels of Healing: A Guide to Balancing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical Aspects of Life. Gawain, Shakti. New World Library. 1997.
Creative Visualization. Gawain, Shakti. 30th Anniversary Edition. New World Library. 2008.
If Only I’d Had This Caregiving Book. Hennessy, Maya. AuthorHouse. 2006.
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. Kabat-Zinn, John. Fifteenth Anniversary Edition. Delta. 2009.
The Resilience Factor. Reivich, Karen and Shatte, Andrew. Broadway Books. 2002.
Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much. Schaef, Anne Wilson. Harper Collins. 2004.
Caregiver Stories and Storytelling
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul. Canfield, Jack, Hansen, Mark Victor, and Thieman, LeAnn. Health Communications. 2004.
Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul: Second Dose. Canfield, Jack, Hansen, Mark Victor, and Thieman, LeAnn. Health Communications. 2007.
Story Medicine. Livo, Norma. Libraries Unlimited, Teacher Ideas Press. 2001.
The Power of Personal Storytelling. Maguire, Jack. Penguin Putnam. 1998.
Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal. McLeod, Beth W. John Wiley. 2000.
Tell It By Heart: Women and the Healing Power of Story. Meade, Erica. Dreamcatcher/Open Court. 1995.
Caring for Mother: A Daughter’s Long Goodbye. Owens, Virginia. Westminster John Knox Press. 2007.
Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. Remen, Rachel Naomi. Riverhead Books. 1996.
Spinning Gold out of Straw: How Stories Heal. Rooks, Diane. Salt Run Press. 2001.
The Healing Art of Storytelling. Stone, Richard. Hyperion. 1996.
Prayer and Spiritual Aspects of Caregiving
Grace on the Go: Quick Prayers for Compassionate Caregivers. Morehouse. Bartocci, Barbara. 2008.
Water in the Wastelands: the sacrament of shared suffering. Blaine-Wallace, William. Cowley. 2002.
Walking Together Through Illness: Twelve Steps for Caregivers and Care Receivers. Bledsoe, Wanda Scott and Milt. Augsburg. 2006.
How Can I Let Go if I Don’t Know I’m Holding On? Morehouse Publishing. Douty, Linda. 2005.
In Times of Caregiving: Prayers of Renewal and Restoration. Hamma, Robert. Ave Maria. 2004.
Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life. Haugk, Kenneth. Augsburg. 1984.
Pray with Me Still: Rosary Meditations and Spiritual Support for Persons with Alzheimer’s, Their Caregivers and Loved Ones. Holy Cross Family Ministries. Ave Maria Press. 2006.
The Twenty-Third Psalm for Caregivers. Leal, Carmen. AMG Publishers. 2004.
The Art of Being a Healing Presence. Miller, James. Willowgreen. 2001.
Psalms for Healing: Praying with Those in Need. Person, Gretchen. Augsburg. 2001.
Twice Blessed: Encouragement for Caregiver & Carereceiver. Sowers, Laura. Broadman & Holman. 2005.
Give Us this Day: Daily Hope for Caregivers. Sparks, Martha. Wesleyan Publishing. 2003.
Compassion Fatigue and Professional Caregiver Resources
Beyond Burnout: Helping Teachers, Nurses, Therapists and Lawyers Recover from Stress and Disillusionment. Churniss, Cary. New York: Brunner-Routledge. 1995.
Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses. Doka, Kenneth. & Davidson, Joyce. Editors. Hospice Foundation of America. 2001.
Compassion fatigue: Coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder in those who treat the traumatized. Figley, Charles. (Ed.). New York: Brunner/Mazel. 1995.
Healthy Caregiving: A Guide to Recognizing & Managing Compassion Fatigue. Smith, Patricia. Presenter’s Guide: Level 1. Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project. 2008.
Treating compassion fatigue. Figley, Charles. (Ed.). New York: Brunner-Routledge. 2002.
To Weep for a Stranger: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving. Smith, Patricia. Healthy Caregiving. 2009.
Secondary Traumatic Stress: Self-Care Issues for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, 2nd Ed. Stamm, Beth. Lutherville, MD: Sidran Press. 1999.
Overcoming secondary stress in medical and nursing practice: A guide to professional resilience and personal well-being. Wicks, Robert. Oxford University Press. 2006.
The Resilient Clinician. Wicks, Robert. Oxford University Press. 2008.