A Caregiver? Me?

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WestBow Press, 2012 - Self-Help - 108 pages
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Becoming a caregiver for a terminally ill family member is an enormous challenge. This guide is a gift to my late husband, who not only taught me how to live well but how to die well. I hope it will carry on his legacy of always teaching and sharing, even as he faced the end of his life.

A compact guide that you can easily reference along your personal journey, it is filled with practical suggestions to help you, as the caregiver, honor the way your family member would like to create his or her final journey toward paradise.

 

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Contents

FOREWORD
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Chapter 1 How on Earth Did I Get Here?
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Chapter 2 Taking Care of the CaregiverThat Would Be You
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Chapter 3 Surviving This Journey with Bizarre Humor
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Chapter 4 Where Do You Start?
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Chapter 5 What Do You Need to Know Legally?
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Chapter 6 Preparing Early Very Early
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Chapter 7 Death Is ComingHow Do You Talk about That?
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Chapter 8 Preparing for the Funeral
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Chapter 9 Helpful Little Tips for Your Family and Friends
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Chapter 10 Preparing for the Final Weeks
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Chapter 11 A Trip to the Hospital
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Afterword
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About the author (2012)

This caregiver guide was created after I walked the journey with my late husband, as he faced the diagnosis of terminal cancer. We both faced life challenges with bizarre humor and the challenge of cancer did not escape our efforts to find something to laugh at every day. That helped to temper the anguish and sadness we felt so profoundly as we were handed this terminal diagnosis. I live in the northwest. My blended family including 15 grandchildren and their parents are, indeed, a blessing.

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