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Healthy Living for Caregivers

It is also important that, you, as the caregiver take care of yourself. This section provides you with a variety of websites and a listing of books to assist you to find information on elder care as well as techniques for dealing with stress. The websites are listed below.

Books for Caregivers

The Caregiver's Compass: How to Navigate with Balance & Effectiveness Using Mindful Caregiving
Holly Whittelsey Whiteside
Fremont, New Hampshire: The Possibility Guild, 2010

Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide - Practical Advice You Can Trust From the Experts at AARP
Hugh Delehanty & Elinor Ginzler, foreword by Mary Pipher
New York: Stirling, 2008

The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own
Gary Barg, Ed.
Herndon, Virginia: Capital Books Inc., 2001

Caregiving without Regrets: Three Steps to Avoid Burnout and Manage Disappointment, Guilt, and Anger
Dr. Vicker Rackner Caregiver Club Press, 2009


Websites for Caregivers

Canadian Caregiver Coalition - Their mission is to influence policy and promote awareness. - A magazine for caregivers.

Elder Care Online - An online community designed to help improve the quality of life for elders and caregivers.

Elder Care Online's: Caregivers Support Centre - A website that provides support from peers and professional caregivers.

Empowering Caregivers - A website created to provide a safe and nurturing place for caregivers on an emotional and spiritual level.

National Family Caregivers Association - The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one.

The Canadian Women's Health Network - A very informative website for caregivers.

Virtual Community for Caregivers - Website is designed as a place where caregivers can get support, information and engage with one another. Website offers many articles written by experts on issues such as: balancing work and care, protecting elderly parents from fraud, and many more.

Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress and Burnout: Tips for Recharging and Finding Balance - From the Help Guide.

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