Strength and Courage for Caregivers

Now Terry Hargrave, an expert in counseling and caregiving, offers you help with a devotional written with your specific needs in mind. The morning prayers and evening reflections in this book are short and to the point.

Author: Terry Hargrave

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310542332

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 406

Support, respite, and encouragement for those who care for othersTaking care of a family member who is ill, disabled, or dying requires courage, strength, commitment, and love. Now Terry Hargrave, an expert in counseling and caregiving, offers you help with a devotional written with your specific needs in mind. The morning prayers and evening reflections in this book are short and to the point. Strength and Courage for Caregivers weaves together powerful stories, practical advice, and the restorative promises of Scripture, reminding caregivers that they are not alone in this important yet all too often unacknowledged and underappreciated work.

Daily Word

God bless the caregivers of our world with strength , courage , and love . Thank
God there are people who CAREGIVER provide for the care and well - being of
others . And perhaps I know and am praying with caring people who give much ...

Author: Colleen Zuck

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780875964423

Category: Religion

Page: 374

View: 886

A first collection of 365 daily messages of hope and wisdom from the popular nondenominational magazine Daily Word which is read by millions, includes inspirational thoughts on compassion, kindness, kindness, comfort, and help through prayer.

The Spiritual Journey of Family Caregiving

He believes with all his heart that God meant for him to do this work and it gives
him great strength, determination and courage. Another caregiver described to
me how it was to care for a deeply beloved parent. She said, “I've become more ...

Author: Sheryl Karas


ISBN: 0615186033

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 387

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.

Dementia and Social Inclusion

Almost half (45%) of the caregivers reported that their spirituality gave them
strength, courage, patience and peace of mind in performing their caregiving
duties and responsibilities. Twenty-four per cent of caregivers indicated that
some form of ...

Author: Anthea Innes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846420252

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 720

'There has been a considerable and welcome growth of publications about dementia care and Jessica Kingsley Publishers has certainly played a very useful part in this growth... we need more not less of this quality of work and writing if society is to include those with dementia as full citizens.' - Christian Council on Ageing 'The editors are to be congratulated on assembling a collection of contributions which make this book a milestone in the literature on dementia research and practice... [They] have collected papers on extraordinarily diverse issues and from a very diverse set of authors. Each of the chapters can be seen as an invaluable introduction to the topic area as well as addressing the main theme of the book. It is a milestone book because it manages to provide a snapshot of dementia studies at this moment in time and will, in my view, be widely quoted by policy makers, practice developers, researchers and trainers for the next few years... In such a treasure trove of approaches and issues it is hard to pick out the most striking... I would recommend this book: all readers of the journal will find chapters that they can use to improve dementia care.' - Journal of Dementia Care 'What makes this particularly notable is that Innes, Archibald and Murphy have harnessed such individual voices to address so cogently. Together they address the core issues, all too often neglected or marginalized, in dementia research and care. Sexuality, communication, risk taking, ethnicity, incontinence and practices within remote rural communities are all subjects that draw threads from the very fabric of our society, and it is indicative of how wide the spectrum has broadened that these historically dispirit strands can be tackled constructively.' - Signpost 'A diverse range of subjects are covered in a series of papers written by numerous professionals of standing from various disciplines... The subjects covered include ethnicity, spirituality, sexuality, dying with dementia (palliative care), faecal incontinence and risk-taking. There is a section addressing aspects of communicating with people with dementia and another covering the medical aspects of dementia that have not had much focus in recent years, such as hypertension and diabetes. Finally, there is a social science perspective, including discussing ways that people with dementia can be involved in the research process. I found the book easy to read and it is well written and clearly presented. Covering marginalized areas of practice, it offers food for thought for the reader and is a welcome addition to current literature'. - British Journal of Occupational Therapy 'This book provides invaluable research results and innovative thinking which professionals studying gerontology and dementia care will find very useful throughout their careers.' - London Centre for Dementia Care Newsletter 'The contributors to this volume examine the barriers to the consideration of social inclusion in the field of dementia studies and argue for the necessity of acknowledging the personhood of all individuals with dementia. The papers discuss the sexuality of people with dementia, communication and risk taking, and dementia care in remote rural communities, among other topics. The volume ends with suggestions for more inclusive values, service development, theory and research'. - Book News 'The book, commendably, tries to look at marginalized issues within dementia, such as death and dying, sexuality and faecal incontinence.' - Mental Health Today 'This is a book for the connoisseur. I wish I had contributed a paper. I wish I had read it even earlier. It will be appreciated by many people, from many backgrounds. This is the study of dementia and dementia-care grown to a new maturity. Chapters are original research papers, communicating new findings and analyses, set in the context of previous knowledge, well reviewed... Thanks to the editors and authors for this little gift. Let's be sure it is read widely.' - David Jolley, director of Dementiaplus Examining important issues in dementia research and care that are often neglected or marginalized, the contributors to this book provide fresh perspectives on current practice. The authors put dementia care into a socio-cultural framework, highlighting the impact of social change on dementia care over the last two decades and challenging current stereotypes. The contributors address the implications of power relationships between carers and people with dementia and discuss a broad spectrum of issues, including: * the sexuality of people with dementia * communication and risk taking * people with dementia from minority ethnic groups * faecal incontinence * dementia care and practice in remote rural communities. Taking an in-depth look at dementia research and service development, this book makes essential reading for practitioners, researchers and students working in the field of dementia care.

Dr Ruth s Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver

Again, I want to emphasize that I'm writing this book for you, the caregiver, not for
the patient. I want to offer you advice, solace, inspiration, strength, and courage
so that you can continue your duties as caretaker and still maintain the highest ...

Author: Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 1610351363

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 188

View: 736

Dr. Ruth, a trusted name in relationship therapy, presents effective coping strategies for both the practical problems and emotional stresses of Alzheimer's care. More than 15 million Americans are responsible for the care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, a situation that can quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed while trying to balance between the full-time needs of a dependent adult and the caregiver's own physical and mental health. The tactics and resources presented in this book build confidence in the caregiver and provide health-guided advice on how to avoid burnout, seek support from family and friends, resolve family disputes, maintain a loving relationship with a spouse or parent with Alzheimer's, manage behavior, and make the home a safe environment. Keeping the best interests of everyone involved in mind, the guide also details how to coordinate effectively with doctors, facilities, and other care providers.

Poetry From The Heart By An Alzheimer s Caregiver

And gave me a very special friend like you For comfort, and understanding of my
troubled heart Strength and courage to make a fresh, new start God knew I would
need companionship lasting ...true; So GOD answered my hearts greatest need ...

Author: Carolyn A. Haynali

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468518879

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 284

View: 487

The Teaser Carolyn started this journey by keeping a daily journal and from that her poetry started to flow and now a book The gift of writing these poems came out of the long, lonely journey with her husband Chuck who had Alzheimer’s. The poems speak of the love, the struggles and the heartaches that a caregiver has to go through, taking care of a loved one. I was not a writer but felt inspired to write my feelings as it helped me get through the days and the years ahead. I was able to lose myself and get lost for a time in my writings. I pray that you can gain some understanding, and comfort as you read these poems.

Demystifying Hospice

Inside the Stories of Patients and Caregivers Karen J. Clayton ... for Meaning1
offers a very positive, encouraging exploration about how focusing on the things
that give their lives meaning continues to gives people strength and courage.

Author: Karen J. Clayton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 153811495X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 223

Hospice care helps make the end of life the best it can be, yet the experience can be both rewarding and stressful to those involved. Karen Clayton’s stories address end-of-life choices, palliative care, mixed feelings about hospice, care for the caregivers, managing dramatic incidents and fear, social isolation, saying goodbye, and remembering.

College Student Death

Caregivers can help students become aware that the rhythm of loss and recovery
will continue throughout life . The work will ... In the end , the source of strength
and courage for caregivers must come from beyond themselves . Caregivers , too

Author: Rosa Cintrón

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 984

Every year thousands of college students die, leaving our campuses stunned and bereft. In the midst of crisis, it may be necessary to react quickly to their deaths, but appropriate responses can be accomplished through thoughtful preparation. From those who have weathered the deaths of their students, it is possible to adapt strategies that are compassionate, ethical, appropriate, and that reflect well on the campus. College Student Death: Guidelines for a Caring Campus is the result of many years of collaboration with more than thirty contributors. It applies the knowledge of university personnel called upon to respond to student death on and off campus and to provide solace to family and the campus community. This book provides support to university staff in the immediacy of student death, guides the design of policy before a crisis occurs, and provides instructional considerations for faculty. It enables the campus professional in understanding the complexities of effective response to college students' death and choosing an appropriate course. College student death affects the depth and breadth of the campus community. Members of innumerable campus units—including student affairs, housing, counseling centers, police departments, international programs, student life, legal affairs, administrative affairs, drug and alcohol centers, health centers, religious communities, and athletic departments—can benefit from this book.

Voices of Caregiving

With as many as 44 million people currently providing care for those with debilitating illness, this book can serve as an invaluable resource and important source of guidance.

Author: Healing Project

Publisher: Lachance Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781934184066

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 285

View: 963

Caregivers speak candidly about their experiences, sharing insights and lending courage to others. With as many as 44 million people currently providing care for those with debilitating illness, this book can serve as an invaluable resource and important source of guidance.

A Caregiver s Journey

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you
really stop to look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt As caregivers we
experience a range of emotions we might not have experienced before we found
ourselves ...

Author: Karen L. Twichell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595168353

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 84

View: 297

More than a million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Someone will be introduced to the world of caregiving for each and every new patient. Add thousands of AIDS, stroke, heart disease and Alzheimer's cases and you discover that there is an entire community of caregivers who have many of the same fears and concerns as the patients they care about. Patients become the immediate focus of attention by their medical team and by their families the minute they receive the diagnosis. They are bombarded with information about their disease, about treatment and about support groups. They are offered books and pamphlets and tapes and group sessions. Who is there to help the caregiver? Those who land the job of primary caregiver often have no experience in nursing, no knowledge of the medical jargon, and are prepared with nothing more substantial than their love for the patient. A Caregiver's Journey addresses both the practical and emotional issues facing the family. Many books and pamphlets recognize the caregiver but focus on the patient. This is a practical and helpful guide focusing on the specific concerns of the caregiver.

The Role of Pastoral Caregivers to the Terminally Ill Patients

Always close in prayer for healing, courage, power, strength, and hope. 2.
Emotional: Patients who are dying can be weepy, depressed, or angry. They can
say hateful words and hurtful things while at the same time want to be understood

Author: Jim Garcines

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479744670

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 28

View: 501

“This manual will be eye opening for anyone who has never worked in this field or has had yet to confront the realities of death... Garcines’ humble nature and sincere concern for dying pati ents is clearly evident. His heartfelt and sober book can serve as a useful initiation for those new to the care of the terminally ill.”

A Spiritual Guide Through Pregnancy

We all need encouragement sometimes — especially when we ' re stretched to
our limits and faced with the unknown . ... A caregiver who tells you that there is
light at the end of the tunnel can bless you with new - found strength and courage

Author: Margaret Hammer

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9780806633442

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 287

For many women, pregnancy is a time when they feel especially attuned to life's mysteries and meaning, especially to God in their lives. The collection of meditations found m Margaret Hammer's A Spiritual Guide through Pregnancy offers reflections on the Bible's food for the soul. Meditations are grouped in ten thematic chapters to correspond to the nine months of pregnancy and the first month after birth. Each meditation begins with a verse or two from the Bible and concludes with a short prayer. The meditations can be read as part of personal devotions or used to stimulate thoughts and reflections for journaling. This book is also an ideal shower gift. Expectant mothers may want to share the book's meditations with a husband or friend or use them as discussion starters in a pre-natal support group. In addition, there are questions for reflection, discussion, or journaling at the end of each chapter. At the back of the book is a list of additional Bible passages and a short annotated list of books for further reading.


I pray for their strength and courage and their long-term endurance. Most
caregivers tell of a burst of support from relatives, friends, and church members at
the onset of the condition. Over time, such support tends to fade away: because
of a ...

Author: Philip Yancey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296102

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 909

Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? Does it change God's mind or ours or both? This book is an invitation to communicate with God the Father who invites us into an eternal partnership through prayer. Polls reveal that 90 percent of people pray. Yet prayer, which should be the most nourishing and uplifting time of the believer's day, can also be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Writing as a fellow pilgrim, bestselling author Philip Yancey probes such questions as: Is God listening? Why should God care about me? If God knows everything, what's the point of prayer? Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent? Why does God sometimes seem close and sometimes seem far away? How can I make prayer more satisfying? In this powerful read, Yancey tackles the tough questions and, in the process, comes up with a fresh new approach to this timeless topic. "I have learned to pray as a privilege, not a duty," he says, and he invites you to join him on this all-important journey.

A Promise Kept

However, they can receive strength from God's promises about His strength. ...
that these verses will minister to other caregivers giving them strength and
courage to care for their patients with love and understanding when their own
bodies are ...

Author: Bonita Bandaries

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477180095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 42

View: 811

A Promise Kept is a memoir of the author's life as caregiver to her aging parent. She shares lessons learned through keeping a promise to care for her mother at home. The book sheds light on the emotional conflicts of family care-giving and encourages caregivers to find persistence, strength, and wisdom for each day through God's Word. In November, National Family Caregivers' Month, Bonita host a community event to recognize family caregivers in Shreveport, LA. Visit for list of other writings and her schedule.

Spirituality as Expressed by Family Caregivers of Individuals with Cancer

Freedom of choice may serve as a resource for family caregiver's . Spirituality
may further serve caregiver's as a source of strength and courage in meeting the
challenges of the caregiving role . One's sense of humanity may be enriched
when ...

Author: Linda J. Keilman



Category: Cancer

Page: 276

View: 430

Powered by Positive

In this book you will learn invaluable tips to guide you through your challenging life experiences, detailed examples of how to change your perspective to live the life you deserve, along with creative and fun ideas to bring calm and ...

Author: Joni Gaffin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517257378


Page: 238

View: 714

"We all marvel at the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely do we consider what it went through to become that butterfly." Maya Angelou Do you feel overwhelmed by your life as it is? Are you angry ? Do you feel guilty, lonely and exhibit signs of burnout because of the hardships you are facing each day ? Life is not easy, but when it becomes complicated with unforeseen trials, misfortune and sorrow, we must learn to navigate our path to self-empowerment for our survival. Offering real life experiences, as a daughter, wife, mother, business owner and caregiver (for over 20 years to her husband and mother, ) Joni Gaffin shows you how to transform yourself to be "Powered by Positive" in spite of your adversities. In this book you will learn: * Invaluable tips to guide you through YOUR challenging life experiences. * Detailed examples of how to change YOUR perspective to live the life you deserve. * Creative and fun ideas to bring calm and purpose into YOUR life. Filled with hope, love and inspiration, the tools in Joni's survival kit will help you find the strength, courage and gratitude to overcome your trials and tribulations. Included among these tools are over 140 uplifting quotations by famous people, throughout the book, that will be your greatest source of encouragement and inspiration. If you are ready to be transformed and become all that you were meant to be... THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! "The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about." Unknown

The Eldercare 911 Question and Answer Book

Many readers also asked us to discuss filling the void when a parent passes
away . We hope chapter 11 , “ Life after Caregiving , ” will inspire the strength and
courage you need to plan your journey . Our response to the caregivers who
asked ...

Author: Susan Beerman

Publisher: Pyr Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 836

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The Handholder s Handbook

A Guide to Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Or Other Dementias Rosette
Teitel. CHAPTER 24 Sources of Strength and Courage The entertainment media
have given us an idealized version of family life . In reality , however , things just ...

Author: Rosette Teitel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813529400

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 390

Offers practical guidance for providing care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, discussing the progression and treatment of the disease, managing medical expenses, support networks, and preparing for the patient's death.

Daily Comfort for Caregivers

Caregivers, here’s the encouragement you need—for an entire year! Daily Comfort for Caregivers is a spiritual boost for those who need it most.

Author: Barbour Publishing

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1628365269

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 293

Caregivers, here’s the encouragement you need—for an entire year! Daily Comfort for Caregivers is a spiritual boost for those who need it most. This brand-new devotional provides practical encouragement for caregivers “in the trenches” of life. Written by those who’ve “been there,” Daily Comfort for Caregivers addresses your challenges, joys, fears, and hopes—always reminding you of the God who provides strength, encouragement, peace, and sanity. Brief, easy-to-read meditations are ideal for time-starved caregivers and feature encouraging scriptures and prayers.

The Breast Cancer Book of Strength and Courage

Something is missing . Where is the heroic nature of the women , their caregivers
, the doctors , and the researchers who are all involved in the fight against breast
cancer ? The format of the stamp was such a small canvas on which to work .

Author: Judie Panneton

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761563556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 363

From The Breast Cancer Book of Strength & Courage: This was a special night, a night when I would share with the public one of the most private parts of my battle against breast cancer. This was the night I would share my story of hair loss. . . . Steve turned to me, the camera took a two shot, and there I was, for the first time in my life, anchoring a newscast without a strand of hair on my head. It was quite a moment, for many reasons. Mainly, for me, it represented how far I'd come, and how much I'd grown! Cancer has become a journey of self-discovery that has helped me develop self-confidence and learn to love myself for myself. — Anchorwoman Leslie Mouton, who reported the news in Texas one night while bald due to chemotherapy treatments Perhaps you or a loved one has recently heard the words, "You have breast cancer." Now what? How can you turn these fearful words into the first step on a journey of strength and healing? You'll discover that these words are more powerful than you think. So powerful that they can help you uncover a level of bravery and fortitude you might not feel is possible right now—one that lies deep within you, ready to emerge, ready to fight. You can transform your feelings of dread and despair into triumph. Inside, you'll discover intimate first-person accounts of breast cancer survivors, women who confronted their diagnosis, clutched the thoughts, hopes, and encouragement already present in their daily lives, and embraced new ideas and old passions that helped sustain them during their struggle to restore their health. These touching personal stories are told by special women who dug a little deeper to climb the biggest mountain of all. Their reassuring words are like having a welcome friend come to you in a moment of need—an invaluable source of strength, wisdom, love, and laughter. Page after page, you'll learn not only how to survive, but also how to forge a powerful and positive mental attitude. An official book tie-in with Cure Breast Cancer, Inc. A portion of the royalties from this book will benefit breast cancer research, education, and outreach.