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AARP meditations for caregivers : practical, emotional, and spiritual support for you and your family / Barry J. Jacobs and Julia L. Mayer.

Jacobs, Barry J., author. (Author). Mayer, Julia L., author. (Added Author).
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Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews WELLNESS (Text) 73351000050890 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780738219028 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0738219029 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xviii, 221 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Da Capo Press edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Da Capo/Lifelong, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Accept your feelings -- Anger or resentment -- Anxiety and worry -- Commitment, intention, and responsibility -- Community -- Devotion and dedication -- Encourage your loved one's independence -- Flexibility and creativity -- Forgiveness -- Gratitude -- Grief -- Guilt -- Helplessness -- Humility -- Humor -- Joy and happiness -- Know your limits -- Listening, sharing, and paying attention -- Love, cherish, and honor with compassion -- Mindfulness -- Optimism and hope -- Respect -- Rewards of caregiving -- Sacrifice -- Seek out other caregivers -- Stress management -- Trust your instincts -- Moral compass.
Summary, etc.: "Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues. But caregivers also grow personally and spiritually by ensuring the well-being of a loved one. ...Clinical psychologists Barry J. Jacobs and Julia L. Mayer blend emotional and spiritual motivation to maximize the gains of caregiving while minimizing the strains. The book helps readers view their caregiving as a mission from the heart, complete with chapters on accepting your feelings, embracing rewards, seeking support, and managing stress. Each section offers three-part meditations for caregivers: an inspirational quote, an anecdote drawn from the authors' personal or clinical experience, and direct psychological or hands-on advice to foster coping and life satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Caregivers > Psychology.
Adult children of aging parents > Family relationships.

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