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When My Mother No Longer Knew My Name A Son's Course in Rational Caregiving

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ISBN-10: 1555717012

ISBN-13: 9781555717018

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen L. Goldstein

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"When My Mother No Longer Knew My Name: A Son's 'Course' in 'Rational' Caregiving should be the first book families read to prepare themselves for caring for aging relatives. It's a one-man support group, written like a friend who's "been-there-done-that," talking anecdotally, but authoritatively, to a friend who needs help. It is raw and gritty, as well as funny and inspiring--offering hope that one can overcome a mountain of seemingly insurmountable challenges, for which they likely feel devastatingly unprepared.Each brief, compelling, highly readable chapter tells how a son learned "on-the-job" to deal with different situations all caregivers face as his caregiving role evolved from…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: L & R Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction
Determining Your "Caregiving Readiness": Pre-Assessment
Getting Us Both Psyched for My Mother's Moving In
Converging of the Twain
Passing a Crash Course in Unconditional Love
Discovering the Wisdom of Asking, "So What?"
Always Folding the Napkin
Creating Miracles
Keeping My Mother From Choking to Death
Becoming a Nobody Without a Name
Scrambling Fictitious Eggs
Always Speaking to the Person Who's Still There
Trying to Get Through to the Person Who Isn't "There"
Demanding My Mother's Due-and Getting It
Changing My Mother's Diaper
Getting Used to Finding a Sandwich in the Clothes Dryer
Rejecting Rejection
Caregiving for Mother's Soul
Dying by Design
Planning for "Continuity of Care"-Or Not!
Gaining My Freedom by Giving It Up
Taming My Guilty Imagination
Reversing Role-Reversal
Forgiving Folks Who Don't Seem to Care
Not Being Strong Enough to Ask for Help
Getting Real Respite Without Taking Any Time Off
Exchanging One Self for Another
Passing a Crash Course in Unconditional Living and Dying
Achieving My Caregiving from Within
Caregiving of Everyone, by Everyone, and for Everyone
Determining Your "Caregiving Readiness": Post- Assessment
Acknowledgments