With Grandparents Day and National Assisted Living Week Approaching, Book Offers Advice

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Grandparents Day is this Sunday. How are your grandparents being cared for? If you are among those struggling to care for their grandparents or struggling with their caregivers, you are not alone. Grandparents Day and National Assisted Living Week are good prompts to get the public thinking about how it can better prepare and train itself to care for its elders.

In their book, Effective Elder Caregiving, Barbara Rothschild Allen & Lauren Barrett show you how to better care for and communicate with the seniors around you. The book is for siblings taking care of parents, elderly spouses caring for each other, and friends nursing aging neighbors. A caregiver may not know what to do and may not be able to do it all himself. In the book are options, tips and best practices. Effective Elder Caregiving also addresses choosing a professional caregiver and is helpful to those considering caregiving as a career.

Effective Elder Caregiving:
A How-To Guide for Primary and Employed Caregivers
(Special Delivery Books, paper, $14.95, ISBN 1-932196-98-6)
by Barbara Rothschild Allen & Lauren Barrett

"…an excellent roadmap for family caregivers…with practical tips on asking for help, navigating resource systems, and managing the physical, emotional and financial impacts of family caregiving. Individuals new to caregiving will find this book helpful and inspiring."

-Patricia Bordie, Program Manager, Capital Area Agency on Aging, Central Texas

About The Authors
Barbara Rothschild Allen is a retired psychology professor from Louisiana State University at Alexandria. She is co-author of Adolescence: Transition from Childhood to Maturity, and the recipient of two National Science Foundation grants. Lauren Barrett is an elder care coordinator with a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech. Both authors live in Austin, Texas and are experienced caregivers.

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