Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency
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How does it really feel to make the transition from active life to confinement? How can self-esteem and identity be preserved while physical limitations are accommodated? While there have been several books offering advice about physical and financial arrangements for family members caring for aging relatives or those with chronic illness, few have discussed the feelings of those who are receiving care. Vividly illustrated with true stories and quotations from both dependents and caregivers, Counting on Kindness explores issues of power and dependency and shows how to regain a sense of power and purpose while dependent on others. 206 pages.