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Leaning into sharp points : practical guidance and nurturing support for caregivers / Stan Goldberg.

Book Book (c2012.)
Description: xv, 214 p. ; 22 cm.
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2012.
3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction (3rd Floor) RA 645.3 G65 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult Nonfiction 362.042 GOL (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 362.1 GOL (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781608680672 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1608680673 (pbk.)
General Note: Includes index.
Contents: Some basics -- Your world -- Your loved one's world -- Conversations : words and other things -- When the mind wanders : aging, illness, and dementia -- When a loved one's death is close, and afterward -- Putting it all together -- Appendix 1. National and international organizations -- Appendix 2. Support groups and services -- Appendix 3. Governmental agencies -- Appendix 4. End-of-life forms.
Summary: "Statistics show that at least once in almost everyones life, they will become a caregiver. Though an estimated 35 million currently provide care for someone terminally or chronically ill, those who accept this responsibility often feel alone in a frightening foreign land. Whether visiting occasionally or caregiving 24/7, they are brushing up against lifes sharpest point. As only one who has been there can, author Stan Goldberg offers an honest, caring, and comprehensive guide to those on this journey. Everyone wants to "do the right thing" and this is the often-illusive how-to-from bedside etiquette and practical decisions to initiating difficult conversations, navigating rapid changes, caring for oneself in the midst of caring for another, and even offering "permission" to die. Because death is a process, not an event, Goldberg also addresses the caregivers recovery, including their recovery of joy"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Goldberg, Stan. "Leaning into sharp points : practical guidance and nurturing support for caregivers." Novato, Calif. : New World Library, 2012.

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