Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence (Paperback)

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Description


No one really expects it, but at some time or another, just about everyone has been—or will be—responsible for giving care for a sustained period to someone close to them. Gail Sheehy, who has chronicled every major turning point for modern Americans, knows firsthand the trials, fears, and rare joys of caregiving. Now she takes you by the hand and shows you that you will get through this—and you will do the right things.

With empathy and intelligence, backed by formidable research, and interspersed with poignant stories of her experience and that of other successful caregivers, Passages in Caregiving examines the arc of caregiving from the very first signs of trouble—providing invaluable advice and guidance to help turn a stressful, life-altering situation into a journey that can be safely navigated and from which everyone can benefit.

About the Author


Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the groundbreaking Passages, and a leading advocate for Americans age fifty and older. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984, she won the Washington Journalism Review Award for Best Magazine Writer in America and is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen's Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism. She lives in New York City.

Praise for Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence…


“As a longtime champion for family caregivers, I am delighted that Gail Sheehy has brought this passage vividly to life from her own long experience and that of many others’. This is one of those rare books that can drastically lighten even the heaviest of loads.”
-Rosalynn Carter, president of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

“I expect Passages in Caregiving to be the manual for caregivers for generations to come. Gail Sheehy has addressed every possible situation in an engaging, timely, and easy-to-follow manner.”
-Gary Small, MD, UCLA Professor of Psychiatry and Aging

“In this insightful book that combines a moving firsthand account of her own journey and valuable strategies for navigating the labyrinth of care-giving, Gail Sheehy takes the mystery out of what can be a baffling, heart-rending experience. A must-read for anyone who gets the Call.”
-Hugh Delehanty, Editor in Chief of AARP Publications

“No longer will you have to blindly navigate the murky corridors of caregiving. You have an easy-to-read roadmap right here.”
-Judith Orloff, MD

“More and more people are left to deal with late stage healthcare on their own. Gail Sheehy’s masterfully researched and written book comes at a perfect time, when people need it most.”
-Robert N. Butler, MD, Founding Director of National Institute on Aging

“Trust me: there is no better guide to caregiving.”
-Bill Moyers

Product Details ISBN-10: 006166121X
ISBN-13: 9780061661211
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks, 05/01/2011
Pages: 416
Language: English