Arnazzi, a doctor who has worked in gerontology and is an advocate for alternative methods of care, writes from the point of view of both a medical professional and a caregiver, which adds a unique dimension to the work.
(PRWEB) February 26, 2014
"I Am My Father's Keeper: The 10 Steps to Caring for the Elderly" by Dr. Patricia Hernandez Arnazzi is a short 86-page book written from the unique perspective of a professional health care provider as well as a primary caregiver.
This guidebook is designed to empower caregivers as it walks you through the important layers of that role. Written with warmth and thoughtfulness, it is a most compelling story of hardship and ultimate triumph. The book offers an intimate portrait of a wonderful father and loving daughter’s relationship, giving solid counsel throughout. Its personal anecdotes and hard-learned lessons provide valuable resources for caring for a loved one.
According to Kirkus Reviews, “Arnazzi, a doctor who has worked in gerontology and is an advocate for alternative methods of care, writes from the point of view of both a medical professional and a caregiver, which adds a unique dimension to the work … An engaging Alzheimer’s disease guidebook that may provide solace to patients and their loved ones.”
ForeWord Reviews adds: “Taking on caregiving responsibilities for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease can be exhausting both physically and emotionally, but it can also make a person stronger, so believes Patricia Hernandez Arnazzi, author of I Am My Father’s Keeper … Her anecdotes will resonate with anyone who’s been a caregiver, her advice will be invaluable to anyone who provides care for the elderly … Arnazzi delivers a much-needed guide to navigating painful situations. Her optimism is uplifting.”
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About the Author: Patricia Hernandez Arnazzi was born in Mexico. The second of seven children, she is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine. An advocate for alternative medicine, she is currently pursuing a doctorate in traditional Oriental medicine, and is a certified biomagnetism therapist as well as a Solisten consultant working in Los Angeles. Encouraged by the stories of her paternal grandfather, who was a renowned journalist, she began to express her voice at an early age. Writing was her escape when called at age 12 to care for her dying mother and younger siblings. Her essays have been published by several magazines in Mexico and the U.S. Dr. Arnazzi is a frequent contributor to the Maria Shriver blog “Architects of Change.” She is an active member of her church and volunteers in her community. Fluent in Spanish, English and Italian, she is presently studying Mandarin Chinese. This is her first book.
I AM MY FATHER’S KEEPER: THE 10 STEPS TO CARING FOR THE ELDERLY (ISBN: 978-1-46811-968-8) is now available for $9.95 and can be ordered through the author’s website: http://www.patriciaharnazzi.com or at www(dot)amazon(dot)com or www(dot)barnesandnoble(dot)com.
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