A Journal for Family Caregivers

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This is Book three in The Family Caregiver’s Series. The books in this series are designed to support you, the family caregiver, which in turn will help you be supportive to your loved one. Dozens of journals are available. Why buy this one? This journal is just for you—a family caregiver—and deals with issues that you handle on an ongoing basis: your tasks, practicing self-care, your self-talk, job satisfaction, and more. To set the tone for the day, each page of the journal section begins with an affirmation. The writing prompts are different than in most journals. Instead of asking questions or setting up a scene, this journal uses a “finish the sentence” approach. You can write a little or a lot. Action steps are the last item on each journal page. When you finish your journal, you’ll be able to look back and create an action plan that will make your caregiving easier for you and more enjoyable for your loved one.

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Harriet Hodgson has cared for three generations of family members—her mother who developed dementia in her 80s and her twin grand-children who were teenagers when they lost both of their parents in accidents in 2007. Then, in 2013 Hodgson’s husband’s aorta dissected and he had three emergency operations. Surgeons managed to save his life, but he suffered a spinal stroke during the last operation, and his legs are paralyzed. Hodgson started keeping a journal many years ago and over the years has adjusted her journals to the style she now offers in this book. Hodgson is the author of 35 books and thousands of print/Internet articles. Hodgson has appeared on more than 185 radio/blog talk radio shows and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, she has given presentations at public health, Alzheimer’s, and bereavement conferences. Her work is cited on Who’s Who of American Women, World Who’s Who of Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories. Hodgson lives in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband John. For more information about this busy author, mother, grandmother, and wife, please visit www.harriethodgson.com
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