The Spiritual Journey of Family Caregiving

eBook (PDF), 248 Pages
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For five years, ending in 2005, Sheryl Karas worked as a Family Caregiving Consultant at the Alzheimer's Association and Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center helping families taking care of loved ones with incurable progressive memory loss and dementia. Trying to find services needed to provide basic care is what brought people in to see her first, but as the caregivers became more ensconced in their caregiving roles inevitably emotional and spiritual issues would become their primary concerns. Sheryl's role shifted to providing a combination of practical and spiritual care. During this period she wrote a caregiver newsletter every month and this book is the result.The author uses a very open, nondogmatic spiritual frame, appropriate for people of all religious backgrounds or none at all. Inspirational, comforting, and informative--highly recommended for anyone involved with long term care.
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  • By Paul Hood
    Oct 15, 2009
    "A great resource for families with aging relatives" This book is really quite good and reads very easily. I read half of it in one night, no problem. It's full of practical advice without neglecting the larger moral issues that family caregivers are faced with. Actually it contains a lot of good solid psychological advice for many situations-- but primarily it's helpful for families facing the inevitable scenario of aging relatives who can't quite go it alone anymore and need help. Unlike some books on the subject it was not written by somebody who simply took care of grandma and then wrote about it, the author was a professional caregiving consultant for several years, so it's a little more objective and takes a larger view. It's also free of religious dogma, and it examines self sacrifice and other issues in a more practical frame without neglecting the spiritual. Some of the main points are a bit repetitive, but I didn’t really mind that too much. There’s even some humor... More > which is nice considering the serious subject. I could see this as a book to help plan for ones owne retirement as well-- health and caregiving issues are part of the package.< Less
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Sheryl Karas
September 29, 2011
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