Praise for Circles of Care:

Circles of Care Book Cover“Written from within the experience of caregiving, Circles of Care recognizes that no one person can handle the strain of caregiving alone, giving many fine suggestions on dealing with the irritation, frustration, and fatigue that inevitably arise.  It describes the opportunity that caregivers have to know their subjects intimately and creatively; focusing not on weakness but on strength and on making constructive use of the interests and abilities still available in order to channel the tremendous energy that often remains after nearly everything else is gone.”

–Mary Morrison, author of Let Evening Come

“Circles of Care is a unique addition to the literature of caregiving, an authoritative and deeply felt book that sheds light on an extraordinary range of eldercare challenges and how to meet them.  The book speaks with equal understanding to the experience of the afflicted and those of the family members and caregivers who constitute the ‘circle of care’.  Being at the center of such a circle or within it, Cason shows us, is part of the privilege of human life.”

–Aaron Alterra, author of The Caregiver

Brilliant!  Utterly on the mark; warm, wise, and compassionate.  In Circles of Care, Ann Cason’s vast experience shows:  she provides a comprehensive eldercare guide that (finally!) addresses the often overlooked emotional terrain of aging and decline, giving it the gift of dignity it so rightly deserves.  This is a must-read for any of us sharing life and caring at home for those we love.”

–Marilyn Webb, author of The Good Death; former editor-in-chief, Psychology Today

From the book cover:

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“Circles of Care explains how to care for an aging parent or infirm person in the comfort of their own home.  Ann Cason uses care studies and numerous examples and suggestions to show how to provide quality care at every level: physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual.

Topics covered include: The detailed arrangements of daily care • setting up a care team • helping the elder accept their new life • enriching the elder’s environment  • working with mood swings, confusion, and memory loss • easing the transition to a nursing home • caring for and being with the dying.”

Circles of Care is available from Amazon or Shambhala Publications.