In A Caregiving Survival Guide, you share your best suggestions, tips and resources with a new family caregiver. You pass along your wisdom, your lessons learned and your best solutions to help a... More > friend caring for a family member with a chronic illness. With the information you share in A Caregiving Survival Guide, your friend will be armed to manage whatever comes in a caregiving day.
A Caregiving Survival Guide is a great gift for anyone--a friend, support group member or colleague--just beginning a caregiving journey. Your thoughtfulness will start their caregiving journey on the right foot.< Less
Which words describe a caregiving role? Denise M. Brown takes 100 words--including the unlikely blizzard, kitchen and umbrella--and then turns each into a reflection. The reflections focus on a... More > family caregiver's reality, sprinkled with hope.
Denise's insights about the caregiving experience feel like a warm hug, a helpful smile and an encouraging nudge. Take Comfort will become your daily companion, offering support, understanding and acceptance.
"Isn't this BEAUTIFUL!!!!"
"Thank you for my comforts ~ they are inspirational and always put a smile on my face!"
"Thank you. I really needed that."< Less
The Caregiving Years helps you answer these questions: Why me? Why now? What now?
The stages describe how you'll feel as you care for a family member with a chronic illness. Through the stages,... More > you'll find what you need so that you can be manage today and prepare for your tomorrow. You'll also follow the journey of two family caregivers through the six stages.
"Absolutely terrific. You really have captured the stages well, very very well... This is a fabulous resource for caregivers."
"Your book, The Caregiving Years, helped me enormously. It would have saved me substantial stress had I had it at the beginning of these fours years of 24-hours a day caregiving to my husband! THANK YOU! It is a masterpiece and I've recommended it for other hard-pressed caregivers and those who are about to become 'and dread it'. I tell them if they are armed with the knowledge and know-how from this book, they will be enabled to handle it."< Less
Tired of staring at a blank sheet of paper? Bloated by negative emotions that won’t go away? Your journal exercises offer suggestions and ideas to keep your writing flowing and your negative... More > emotions leaving. Your journal also captures your caregiving story, which can be liberating to tell and healing to move past.
Each week, you'll be directed to write about an experience or an emotion. The next week, you'll receive three words to write about, which can help you find the next level of your story. Our prompts are flexible so write in any way that feels right.< Less