Friday, June 15, 2012

Who Wrote the Book on Caregiving?

The 36 -Hour Day by Nancy L. Mace, M.A and Peter Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

Late last August when I finally decided to take my folks home from the rehabilitation center, an overall sense of helplessness surrounded me.  Questions circled my head, uncertainty swelled in my stomach.  Where did the answers live?  Who or what resources existed to help me if I need it?

The 36-Hour Day came to me as gift in the form of a recommendation from a friend, so I immediately ordered it and felt like I'd won the lottery when it arrived.  Although no where does this book deal with caregiving a deux, it provides an overall landscape to deal with a such an abrupt turn in the lives of our loved ones and ourselves.

I have to say, this is one of the few books regarding caregiving that attempts to hold up the family and the caregiver.  The authors understand just how deep and real the dynamics are and, in turn, offer suggestions on making life a little better for everyone involved.

So, if you are a caregiver, if you are contemplating caregiving, or are just curious concerning what might be down the road, gift yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I will have to check it out. I am a primary caregiver for my grandmother and would love to find a book that can "understand" what I am going through.


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