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A Time to Care

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Inter-Varsity Press
Emily Ackerman

Suddenly the care of your elderly parents has been thrust upon you. Now, they need you more than ever, there is no training for what comes next, the physical, practical, and emotional drain, now you are an unofficial project manager, but with a serious emotional stake in what you are doing.

The author looks at the issues that surround this life altering event, things like, finding the time to care, coping with the pressures, how to handle supporting your elderly parents with memory loss, sharing the Gospel with your parents, and how to work with the difficult emotions that come with the new circumstances you find yourself in.

Emily also offers helpful advice from the Bible, and reminds us that it is God who calls us to honour our parents, and care for them. Sharing her own, sometimes humorous experiences, while sensitively acting as a  guide. This book will be useful to all who care for elderly relatives reminding you that you are not alone!

About Dr Emily Ackerman:

Emily lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been a Christian for over thirty-five years and has worked as a doctor, carer and volunteer counsellor. Having been disabled by a chronic illness she has had to learn creative and efficient ways of caring. She and her husband Gordon have two children.

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