Newport Beach, CA, February 13, 2013 –(PR.com)– A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care Shines Spotlight on Life Event Faced by 65 Million Americans
When it comes to caring for older parents, an ill spouse, a special needs child or other loved ones, most caregivers navigate blindly not knowing where to turn or how to get help – even those with famous names and faces – according to a new book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care (Balboa Press, division of Hay House Publishers, $33.99) arriving at booksellers and online retailers today. The author, Sherri Snelling, a noted national expert on family caregiving, shines the spotlight on a dilemma facing our nation: we are at the tipping point of having more parents and older family members to care for than young children and we need better preparation. More than 65 million Americans are caring for loved ones today – a number expected to almost double over the next 20 years as our society faces an increasingly older population with aging baby boomers and longer lifespans for those with chronic diseases and other disorders.
The book offers three distinct sections – the first features the author’s interviews with celebrities including Joan Lunden (Good Morning America), Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), Alana Stewart (friend of Farrah Fawcett), Alan and David Osmond (the Osmond family), Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker (L.A. Law), and Sylvia Mackey (NFL wife), sharing lessons learned through their caregiving experiences. The second section is the “what to expect when you’re caregiving” expert advice and information to help readers see the big picture of the caregiving role they face. The final section is dedicated to self-care advice and how to have the difficult caregiving conversation with a loved one for which Snelling is known.
Topics range from the Sandwich Generation struggle with juggling children, career and caregiving; senior driving challenges; in-home care and alternative senior housing options and how to avoid what the author calls The Goldilocks Syndrome; care transitions from hospital to home to hospice; financial issues such as how to avoid the caregiving cost drain; technology solutions and how to cope with end-of-life wishes. The author also includes several chapters on how to conquer the caregiving traps of increased stress, burn-out, guilt and depression through the Me Time Monday? program and how to have the difficult C-A-R-E Conversation? with a loved one. Throughout the book Snelling weaves together pop culture with the latest scientific and medical research data, and valuable resources.
“As my caregiving blog and syndicated articles began to get a lot of attention, I noticed the most-read articles were the ones featuring
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