Building Better Caregivers

A Caregiver's Guide to Reducing Stress and Staying Healthy
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CAREGIVING IS STRESSFUL. Taking on the role of the caregiver is often not part of our life plan, but today more than 40 million adults in the U.S. find ourselves responsible for the care of a family member or friend.

Building Better Caregivers, developed by the author team who wrote the international bestseller Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, features the best practices and most recent research and expertise in the field of caregiving. Based on research-proven self-management practices, which were developed in studies conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine, this book shares the crucial information and skills that the authors have learned from thousands of people just like you–people who care for a family member or friend on a regular basis.

With a focus on reducing stress through the use of practical skills and tools, Building Better Caregivers helps you manage your caregiving tasks so you can maintain a happy, fulfilling life for you and your care partner.


  • Improving caregiver stress
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Addressing difficult care partner behaviors
  • Keeping you and your care partner safe and avoiding injury and accidents
  • Decision-making about treatment, housing, and outside help
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Exercising for caregiver and care partner safety, strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Maintaining healthy nutrition habits
  • Navigating legal issues related to caregiving
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Author Kate Lorig, DrPH, Diana Laurent, MPH, Robert Schreiber, MD, Maureen Gecht-Silver, OTD. MPH, OTR/L Dolores Gallagher Thompson, PhD, ABPP Marian Minor, RPT, PhD Virginia González, MPH David Sobel, MD, MPH Danbi Lee, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Published On Jun 19, 2018
Pages 280
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction: A Blueprint for Better Caregiving 

Chapter 2 - Becoming a Better Caregiver: The Basics 

Chapter 3 - Dealing with Stress and Difficult Care Partner Behavior 

Chapter 4 - Dealing with Difficult Emotions 

Chapter 5 - Using Your Mind to Manage Stress 

Chapter 6 - Communicating Effectively 

Chapter 7 - Getting Help 

Chapter 8 - Preventing Injuries 

Chapter 9 - Exercising for Health and Wellness 

Chapter 10 - Healthy Eating 

Chapter 11 - Understanding Your Care Partner’s Illness 

Chapter 12 - Managing Medication 

Chapter 13 - Making Treatment Decisions 

Chapter 14 - Planning for the Future: Fears and Reality

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