Passages in Caregiving: Essential Strategies for Caring for a Loved One

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Harper Collins, May 24, 2011 - Self-Help - 416 pages
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HELP WANTED! Untrained family member or friend to act as advocate, researcher, care manager,and emotional support for a parent or spouse,sibling or friend,who has been diagnosed with a serious illness ... Read full review

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Having five years’ experience caregiving to my spouse, I appreciate what Gail Sheehy has set out to do in this book, outline the various phases of the caregiver experience, or “turnings” as she calls ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Call
9
THEINNERPILGRIMAGE
21
TAG YOURE IT
30
CULTURALLY SCRIPTED CAREGIVERS
46
HOW WE MOBILIZE
55
WHAT TO DO ABOUT MOM AND DAD?
66
SEEKING A NEW DREAM
81
WHEN A COUPLE IS DIVIDED BY DEMENTIA
193
17 TRAUMATIC TRANSITIONS
205
Twentyfour Steps
217
18 READY TO EXPLODE
226
CARING FOR A LOVED
234
A CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGH
240
BREAKING DOWN BREAKING THROUGH
251
KEITH WOLFARDS COMEBACK
263

THE EDUCATION OF A FEARLESS CAREGIVING FAMILY
87
Strategies
93
I CANT DO IT ANYMORE
99
SIBLING WARS
105
WHEN IT COMES BACK
115
CHASING THE TIGER
126
SANDWICHED
139
GETTING MOM OUT OF THE HOUSE
146
THE WHOLE WORLD IN MY HANDS
159
THE VIEW FROM MEREDITH VIEIRA
166
TAKING CLAY TO MONET
174
Coming Out of the Cocoon
181
BEYOND CURE WHAT NOW?
275
COMING HOME
288
Strategies
297
Strategies
304
THE CRUCIAL CHOICE
315
FINDING THE WHY? TO LIVE
325
28 MOMENTS OF PRESENCE
341
29 CROSSING THE RUBICON
348
WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF US?
358
FROM CRISIS TO CLOSURE
372
Acknowledgments
383
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Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. A popular lecturer, Sheehy was named AARP's Ambassador of Caregiving in 2009. She lives in New York City.

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