From the Heart Through the Hands: The Power of Touch in Caregiving

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Findhorn Press, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 183 pages
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This book is for people who like to touch and be touched, and for those who long to be touched more. It is for those who feel comfortable communicating through their hands and for those who wish to feel more ease in transmitting care through touch. It is for people whose responsibility or job or gift it is to oversee or to help take care of the elderly and ill members of our society. It is for sons and daughters caring for aging parents with physical impairments that effect a role reversal in a lifetime of relating. It is for the courageous men and women who continue caring for spouses or mothers or fathers with dementia related diseases such as Alzheimer's after such a disease has robbed that loved one of the ability to remember the relationship he or she once shared with the care giver. It is for companions and family members struggling and sometimes sacrificing to provide care for their loved ones at home. It is for the underpaid and overworked nursing home staff whose daily duties include providing physical care for men and women experiencing a wide range of physical and mental challenges. This book is for doctors who have forgotten or never learned that touch is medicine and f

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Nelson is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and educator and the founder of Compassionate Touch for the elderly and dying.

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