Survival of the Caregiver


A Treasury of ABC Self-Help Words that Give Encouragement and Support to the Caregiver

About the Book

A comprehensive list of medical, mundane, and emotional topics, provided to the reader in dictionary format that makes the book very easy to use.
 
Survival of the Caregiver is the result of all the author's ins and outs, ups and downs of caring for her husband for 20 years when he had Parkinson's Disease and Dementia.
 
This book is written from the heart. It is as personal and nurturing as it is informative. The author chose to use an alphabetical list of topics so that a busy caregiver can refer to a special need quickly. It is the author's hope that this book will aid other caregivers in their sad, but meaningful journey with their loved one.
 
The table of contents is given below, and the first few pages can be previewed on the Facebook page .
Table of Contents
A:  Abilities – Acceptance – Accommodating – Achilles Heel – Activities – Addictions Advanced Directives - Advice – Agitation – Air Freshener’s – Alcohol – Anger – Anxiety – Attitude

B:  Backs – Back Rubs – Back-ups – Baking Soda – Bargains – Beautiful – Bedsores – Bed-Wetting – Belief - Blame – Blessings – Body Language Boredom – Bowel Movements – Breaks - Budget

C:  Calmness – Caring – Car Repairs – Change - Choices – Church – Cleanliness – Comedy – Commitment – Common Sense – Communications – Compartments - Confronting – Copiers – Coping – CPR – Credit – Crutches - Crying

D:  Dancing – Death – Debts – Decisions – Deed to the House – Dehydration – Deodorant – Depression – Diet – Discipline – Discomforts – Discouraged – Disruptions – Doubt - Drooling – Dreams Dressing – Duty

E:  Efficiency – Emergencies – Empathy – Emotions – Encouragement – Energy – Entertainment – Envy – Errors - Examinations – Exercise – Exhaustion – Experience

F:  Facts of Life – Fairness – Family – Fear – Feelings – Fire – Flowers – Food – Forcefulness – Forgiveness – Freedom – Friends – Frustrations Fun – Future

G:  Gentleness – Give and Take – Goals - Grief – Grip Bars – Gratefulness Growing – Guilt

H:  Habits – Happiness – Health – Helplessness – Hobbies – Hope – Hospice – Hugging – Holding

I:   Ice Cream – ID Bracelets – Illnesses – Impatience – Individuality – Insurance – Intercoms – Intercourse

J:   Jargon – Jeopardy – Journal Keeping – Joyful Countenance – Judgment – Jumping Rope

K:  Kaleidoscopes – Keys – Kindness – Kisses – Kitchens – Knowing – Knowledge

L:  Labels – Laughter - Lawyers – Leisure – Limits - Little Things – Living Will – Looking Ahead – Loving - Lows – Luck

M: Maintenance – Makeovers – Massages – Medicaid – Medicare – Medications – Memories – Miracles – Moon – Murphy’s Law – Music

N:  Nails – Necessity – Needs – Negative thinking – Neglect – Neighbors – Nervousness – Neutral – No – Noise – Nuisance – Nursing Home – Nutrition

O:  Obligations – Obstacles – One Day At A time – Open-Minded – Ophthalmologists – Optimism – Organization – Outings – Overwhelmed

P:  Patience of a Saint – Peace of Mind – People – Pets – Plan – Plastic – Positive Thinking – Power of Attorney – Prayer – Preparations – Prevention – Priorities – Problems – Psychiatrists – Psychologists

Q:  Quality of Life – Quantity Buying – Quarreling – Questions – Quiet time – Quitting

R:  Reading – Reality – Receptiveness – Reconciling  - Records - Regrets – Relationships – Relatives – Relaxing – Repressing – Responsibilities – Rewards – Rushing

S:  Sacrificing – Schedules – Seclusion – Self-Control – Self-Esteem – Selfishness – Sharing – Shattered – Shoes – Shopping – Showers – Sing – Sleeping – Smile – Smoke Alarms – Solutions – Spirit – Stress – Success  - Suicide – Supportive

T:  Tact – Telephones – Television – Tempers – Time – Tiredness – Touching – Traveling – Trust - Try

U:  Unattended – Unawareness – Understanding – Unfairness – Unnatural and Unpleasant – Upsets – Urine

V:  Vacations – Variety – VCR and Video Tapes – Vegetables – Velcro – Vertigo – Viagra – Victory – Vigorous - Violence – Viruses – Vitamins – Voice

W: Walking – Wandering – Weariness – Weather – Well-Being – Whining Why – Will-Power – Withdrawal – Wondering – Words – Working – World Happenings – Worrying – Worth – Writing

X:  X-Rays – X-Y-Z

Y:  Yearnings – Yelling  - Yellow Brick Roads – Yesterday – Yoga – You

Z:  Zeal – Zenith – Zero – Zest - Zippers