Gail Sheehy, “Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence”

Jun 18, 2010

If there was a guide for every stage in life, would you follow it? Gail Sheehy, a literary journalist and author of 15 books, has chronicled some of the most complex stages of life in her books “Passages” and <i>Menopause: The Silent Passage</i>. But in her latest book, <i>Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence</i>, Sheehy taps into the life of caregivers, looking to her own experience with caring for her husband as a step-by-step journey. <i>Passages in Caregiving</i> highlights the eight ‘passages’ Sheehy feels constitute the universal experience in caregiving and hopes to be a guide for those living as a caregiver. But are Sheehy’s strategies and experiences really universal, when many families struggle to even may the medical bills?

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