And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver's Companion

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Beth Witrogen McLeod
Rodale Books, Sep 21, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 445 pages
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In the groundbreaking PBS special And Thou Shalt Honor, producers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell bring to light the challenges facing today's caregivers. This companion volume picks up where the show leaves off, providing the kind of information and practical support essential for anyone in a caregiving situation.

More than 54 million American families are involved in the care of loved ones who are elderly or ill. And millions more will be affected in the years to come. If you're a caregiver, or you expect to become one, And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver's Companion offers help and hope.

Page after page of useful advice draws on the expertise of the nation's top caregiving researchers and advocates, as well as the real-world wisdom of caregivers just like you. You'll find insights and answers on all aspects of providing care, including:

- Reaching out to a loved one in need of help
- Managing day-to-day caregiving tasks
- Accessing public and private caregiving resources
- Navigating the legal and financial maze
- Assembling a caregiving support network
- Understanding the changing family dynamic
- Surviving and thriving in the caregiver role

Complete with action plans and checklists for key caregiving issues, plus a comprehensive directory of essential caregiving resources, And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver's Companion reaches out to all caregivers--and to those they love. Make it your companion for the caregiving journey.

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It's no news that as American life expectancy increases, the fate of our elderly is in our hands. In her latest volume, editor McLeod, who was nominated for a Pulitzer for her Caregiving: The ... Read full review


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Beth Witrogen McLeod is a consultant, lecturer, journalist, and author whose book Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She also wrote and produced an award-winning series called The Caregivers for the San Francisco Examiner. Her articles on eldercare and on spirituality and health have appeared in a variety of publications, including Good Housekeeping, Self, Family Circle, and Health, as well as on Web sites such as and A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of California, Berkeley, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area.

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