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Multicultural Guide to Caregiving: Essential resources to help you balance traditions without losing your mind or money

By Angelica P. Herrera Venson DrPH.

In Multicultural Guide to Caregiving, Dr. Angelica P. Herrera Venson provides a wealth of resources that caregivers can tap into to manage elder care with confidence and no regrets. It provides help for minorities and immigrant families to be considered and qualify for programs. Above all, it will help caregivers gain confidence knowing they have support and are not alone in their struggles. 

Absolute Author Publishing House

Unf#ck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-outs, and Triggers

By Dr. Faith G. Harper

Our brains are doing our best to help us out, but they can be real assholes sometimes. Sometimes it seems like your own brain is out to get you—melting down in the middle of the grocery store, picking fights with your date, getting you addicted to something, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. You already told your brain firmly that it isn’t good to do these things. But your brain has a mind of its own. That’s where this book comes in. With humour, patience, and lots of swearing. 

Microcosm Publishing

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents. How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents

By Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD

If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. 

New Harbinger Publications

Take Back Your Life: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finding Freedom

By Loren Gelberg-Goff

In Multicultural Guide to What starts as loving, compassionate care becomes an isolating, stressful, never-ending race to get everything done. Inevitably, anger and resentment creep in—toward the person being cared for as well as other family members who don’t pitch in…or both. So guilt and shame for not feeling loving all the time gets added to the emotional mix. Worst of all, most caregivers have no support system, and no plan for ensuring that they’re taking good care of themselves first so they can keep going without falling apart. Is there any hope for a better life? 

Well Within


Understanding Dementia Risk Factors

Promoting brain health is important because our brain is the control centre of our body and plays a critical role in our overall well-being. The brain controls everything from our thoughts, emotions, and behaviour to our movement, senses, and bodily functions. Maintaining good brain health can help prevent or delay the onset of cognitive decline and brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.  Source:

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