AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family
As baby boomers move into old age, they find themselves caring for parents, spouses, friends, grandchildren, and others. While many roles are fully described, each demand for care is unique and calls upon special skills, particularly forbearance. This book provides support, meditations, and resources for those who have assumed a caretaking role. For those people, there is great frustration in being on call for all the demands that come with this special role and all of its duties. There is very little day-to-day support and very little value given to this work. Not only does this book provide meditations, it also has a reference section of other resources for the caregiver. There are also vignettes of caregiving moments by individuals in different situations. There is support for acceptance of feelings, even those that are painful, angry, and shameful. The role of caregiver spans the emotional gamut and calls for deep resources. This is a helpful book.
Da Capo Lifelong Books
Barry J. Jacobs Psy.D. • Julia L. Mayer Psy.D.