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Taking Care of Caregivers  Taking Care of Caregivers

D. Jeanne Roberts, M.A.

Primary caregivers are the most important people in the diminished life of anyone who has progressive dementia, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and Huntington's Chorea.

Dementia in all its progressive forms has a devastating impact on caregivers and other family members. They experience guilt, stress in the extreme, exhaustion, and numerous other serious problems that affect their physical, mental, and spiritual health.

"Taking Care of Caregivers" inspires and empowers caregivers so that they can maintain their own health, happiness, and sanity in order to provide loving care for the person who is ill.

With descriptions of the problems and exercises to help in finding solutions, "Taking Care of Caregivers" covers:

  • The needs of caregivers
  • Communication and Feelings
  • Grief and its various phases
  • Sharing and support
  • Stress management techniques for everyone involved

D. Jeanne Roberts is a social worker who also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. She and her sister, Rebecca Blain, shared caregiving responsibilities during the illness of their mother and experienced all of the devastation that accompanies Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Reflection after their mother's death enabled Mrs. Roberts to develop this program, which has been implemented in hospitals, nursing homes and adult day health centers.

You can now order the book listed below directly on the Internet from Lake Solitude Media's Alzheimer's Bookstore in affiliation with Books. Click on the link below.