When My Mother No Longer Knew My Name: A Son's Course in Rational Caregiving

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L & R Publishing, Feb 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 172 pages
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When My Mother No Longer Knew My Name: A Son's 'Course' in 'Rational' Caregiving should be the first book families read to prepare themselves for caring for aging relatives. It's a one-man support group, written like a friend who's been-there-done-that, talking anecdotally, but authoritatively, to a friend who needs help. It is raw and gritty, as well as funny and inspiring--offering hope that one can overcome a mountain of seemingly insurmountable challenges, for which they likely feel devastatingly unprepared.Each brief, compelling, highly readable chapter tells how a son learned on-the-job to deal with different situations all caregivers face as his caregiving role evolved from nominal to 24/7. The book is packed with down-to-earth practical advice and tips to make caregiving manageable-even joyful. There's even a unique self-assessment guide so caregivers and potential caregivers can benchmark and enhance their ability to manage the often lonely, challenging, unpredictable, and overwhelming roles they may assume.

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About the author (2012)

Author, journalist, and radio and TV talk show host Stephen L. Goldstein is also a nationally recognized trends analyst and forecaster, and a fundraising and communications executive. He is president and CEO of Educational Marketing Services, Inc. and an op-ed columnist for The Sun-Sentinel (Tribune paper in South Florida). His columns have also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun, and other leading publications. Goldstein earned his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. at Columbia University and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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