Description : From a true American master of the short story, comes a collection of disturbing, comic, and moving takes that find deeper meanings in ordinary domestic life. Here with unforgetable characters, places and events--a young divorcee, a shared summer home, a troubled family, a wedding, the death of a pet--Williams takes her readers on journey after journey, as only she can.
Description : Take Care deals with the personal, spiritual journey of Beth Deckert, who is a care giver for her husband who was diagnosed with the chronic disease of Multiple Sclerosis. She wrote this book so she could share her experience with others in hope that it may help others going through the same, or similar situation. Take Care highlights strategies that she incorporates throughout her day so she can not only take care of her husband, but take care of herself as well.
Description : Offers advice on handling the physical, mental, emotional, and financial needs of the aged and includes sections on spirituality, ethnicity, self-neglect, and other issues.
Description : With the growing concern over healthcare in America, studies show that elderly African- Americans often come out on the losing end of the system due to lack of health insurance. Because of this growing population, taking care of elderly patients in the African-American community has become the responsibility of their family. If you're facing such a situation, your questions may be many and your answers few. Taking Care of Our Folks is a definitive guide to caring for your elderly relatives. Drawing on comprehensive and detailed research, this essential resource aims to ensure that elderly African-Americans receive culturally competent healthcare and live more productive, independent, and pain-free lives. Deborah Y. Liggan, MD, discusses the major health issues and offers case studies of how each illness affects this ethnic group. She offers up-to-date information on nutrition, pharmacology, technological advances, and self-help for each disease. Topics focus specifically on elderly African-Americans and include: Neurology of aging Cardiovascular problems Mental health and aging Approach to gastrointestinal problems Prominent cancers With clear and concise language, Taking Care of Our Folks will serve as an invaluable tool for caregivers and aging patients alike. Take the first step to competent and compassionate caregiving today!
Description : The reasons why people take precautions and why they don't are examined by experts from a wide range of fields, who explore the theoretical and practical issues involved in understanding self-protective behavior.
Description : This is the first of six non-fiction books centered on the theme 'Looking at Ourselves'. The text encourages children to value themselves and make informed choices. Text forms included explanation and verse.