Detoxing Cregivers by Larry Force Ph.d is a book every care giver needs....and needs sooner rather than later. Dr. Force is a professor of gerontology at Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh, New York. He not only works with caregivers but he, himself, has been a care giver to a number of older persons.
As the title of the book implies Dr. Force sees caregiving as not only a generous act but one that can have serious negative effects on those who are acting as caregivers.
So often we hear of caregiver 'burn out' or of caregivers breaking under the strain of trying to provide for their own familes AND performing well at work AND caring for an aging relative.
Detoxing Caregivers really offers you 2 books for the price of one. First, ithe book offers practical, knowledgeable help and support to you in your role of caregiver for a parent, older relative or friend.
Dr. Force's knowledge is not just 'professional or book knowledge'. He knows the joys and difficulties of caregiver role intimately.
He has been a professional counselor for persons in the role of primary caregiver to members of their own family. He has also experienced of the joys and the stresses of the 'caregiver role' when caring for his mother in her later years and being involved in the care of several other relatives in their old age. So while 'Detoxing of Caregivers' offers useful advice from a professional gerontologist, it also includes insights gleaned from the author's own experience as a caregiver.
Dr. Force teaches at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York. His work has centered on 'Aging across the Life Span' and he focuses on the needs and service for persons with disabilities as well as persons in the general population. Dr. Force's current focus on the interests and needs of caregivers is both important and timely. His book, Detoxing of Caregivers should be of use both to persons caring for older family members and to relativies friends and professionals who interact with persons living this role of caregiver to elders.
You can buy copies at AmazonThe Detoxing of Caregivers: Key Tips for Survival, Strength and Patience
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