Building Better Caregivers
A Caregiver’s Guide to Reducing Stress and Staying Healthy
by Kate Lorig Dr.P.H., Diana Laurent M.P.H., Robert Schreiber MD, Maureen Gecht-Silver OTD. MPH OTR/L, Marian Minor RPT PhD, Virginia González M.P.H., David Sobel MD MPH, Danbi Lee PhD OTD OTR/L
Pub Date 20 Jun 2018
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CAREGIVING IS STRESSFUL. Taking on the role of the caregiver is often not part of our life plan, but today more than 40 million adults in the U.S. find ourselves responsible for the care of a family member or friend.
Building Better Caregivers, developed by the author team who wrote the international bestseller Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, features the best practices and most recent research and expertise in the field of caregiving. Based on research-proven self-management practices, which were developed in studies conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine, this book shares the crucial information and skills that the authors have learned from thousands of people just like you–people who care for a family member or friend on a regular basis.
With a focus on reducing stress through the use of practical skills and tools, Building Better Caregivers helps you manage your caregiving tasks so you can maintain a happy, fulfilling life for you and your care partner.
IMPORTANT TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Improving caregiver stress
- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Addressing difficult care partner behaviors
- Keeping you and your care partner safe and avoiding injury and accidents
- Decision-making about treatment, housing, and outside help
- Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
- Exercising for caregiver and care partner safety, strength, flexibility, and endurance
- Maintaining healthy nutrition habits
- Navigating legal issues related to caregiving
A Note From the Publisher
By the author team who wrote LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS, which has sold over 1 million copies to date.
- Outreach to existing organizations who give the Building Better Caregiver workshops nationally
- Outreach to caregiver groups via newsletters, excerpts, and articles by authors
- Ads in Library Journal, PW
- Mailing to health librarians
- Goodreads giveaway
- Caregiving conferences.