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Title:
You'd better not die or I'll kill you : a caregiver's survival guide to keeping you in good health and good spirits
Author:
Heller, Jane.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
287 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
What is a caregiver anyway? -- Navigating past the freak-out -- Making emergency room visits and insanity mutually exclusive -- Doctors--can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em -- How to turn even the crankiest nurses/aides/medical personnel into buddies -- When loved ones take on a different personality and you start wishing they'd disappear -- How to wait out waiting rooms -- The hospital room etiquette Miss Manners never told us about -- Who's the boss of me? -- Getting on the same page as that sister who drives you nuts (and other family matters) -- Who knew friends could be so--unfriendly -- Does working mean you don't care or does caring mean you don't work -- The home health-care invasion -- Using the F word, as in facility -- Finding a shoulder--or ten--to lean on -- "Caregiver sleep" doesn't have to be an oxymoron -- The great escape--taking a mental vacation -- Being a crybaby isn't necessarily a bad thing -- Sometimes laughter isn't the best medicine--it's the only medicine -- JusT breathe. Or meditate. Or both -- Who has time to cook a healthy meal? We do. -- The exercise conundrum -- Sex? Romance? Is anybody getting any? -- When to see a shrink -- "Spiritual care" isn't necessarily just for the spiritual -- Getting through the goodbye -- Yes, there are silver linings -- When caregiver becomes cargivee -- Famous last words.
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ISBN:
9781452107530
Format :
Book

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