In the Family Caregivers’ Series, you get four great books by health and wellness writer, Harriet Hodgson: Affirmations For Family Caregivers, The Family Caregiver’s Guide, A Journal for Family Caregivers, and The Family Caregiver’s Cookbook.
Affirmations For Family Caregivers
Harriet Hodgson has cared for three generations of family members—her mother, husband, and twin grand-children. The affirmations in this book come from Harriet’s eighteen years of caregiving experience, with more years to come.
The Family Caregiver’s Guide
Tens of millions of Americans have had these questions and more as they prepare for this unsettling yet necessary task. The Family Caregiver’s Guide fills in the gaps, connecting the dots between research and real life.
A Journal for Family Caregivers
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.
The Family Caregiver’s Cookbook
You’re in the caregiving trenches and barely make it through the day, let alone have the energy to prepare fancy meals. But meals don’t have to be fancy or hard to make in order to be delicious, nutritious, and healthy. Harriet Hodgson, a dedicated home cook, former food writer, and family caregiver, wanted to fix delicious meals for her disabled husband. A creative cook, Harriet adapted favorite family recipes and created new ones for this book, reducing salt, fat, and sugar. Personal stories add to the recipes and each one ends with “Caregiver Tips.” You’ll get tips on how to stock your pantry, speed shop for groceries, understand the effects of sodium, and practice food safety. The book is set in larger print that makes it easy to read. Treat your loved one—and yourself—to these easy-fix, delicious, and satisfying recipes. Make every meal a celebration of life!