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Who Cares?
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Subtitle How to care for yourself whilst caring for a loved one
By Sara Challice
Published By

Hammersmith Books Limited

Fiction Genre Health, Self-Help/How-To, Mind/Body
Publication Date 09/01/2020
Price 5.99
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Synopsis

Are you caring for a loved one, often feeling stressed with little time to yourself?
Would you like to regain balance and enjoy life?
Most carers fall either mentally or physically unwell from the pressures of caring. So many issues can arise. Sara cared for her husband for 13 years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. After falling ill from the stress of caring, she then discovered new ways not only to regain her health, but to start enjoying life again.
This book can help anyone caring for a loved one. It gives practical know-how, guiding you to make the right choices to safeguard your own health and well being whilst caring. There are so many ways that you can make positive changes to your daily life – the smallest of tweaks can make the biggest of differences, radically transforming your life and the life of the person you care for.
In sharing her own stories and the case studies of other carers, Sara helps you discover the crucial steps to well being whilst caring, so that you can enjoy your life – guilt free.
This book is an inspiring and empathetic guide to staying healthy and happy whilst caring. We all deserve to enjoy our lives – and so do you.

Authors Biography

Sara Challice gave up her career as a graphic designer to care for her husband for 13 years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Following a stroke, he became bedbound and needed full-time nursing care; due to the pressure, Sara became both mentally and physically unwell. She then found new strategies to regain her health and enjoy life again, even whilst caring for a terminally ill husband. Sara also got involved with local and national charities and became a trustee for the neurological charity INS (Integrated Neurological Services). Since her husband’s death, Sara has been a frequent public speaker, helping transform the lives of carers, their health and well being; she continues to volunteer and fund raise to promote the well being of carers. She is much interviewed for media and podcasts about health and well being (see www.whocares4carers.com)

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35 Comments

  1. Really relevant book in these difficult times.

  2. Written with knowledge from the perspective of someone who has cared for their love one to the detriment of their own health and wellbeing.
    Useful tips, insight and self help.
    Easily written with chapters that can be dipped in and out of as and when needed.

  3. This book is much needed, especially now. It is written from the heart by someone who knows just how important it is to care for ourselves – no matter our circumstances. It’s a gift.

  4. Full of some great advice and heartwarming moments.

  5. Great book

  6. Reading this at the moment. Important, empathetic and valuable book for any carer.

  7. This is a super easy to read but helpful book that works for everyone, whatever their needs in this area

  8. I found this book not long after my husband was also diagnosed with a GMB4. I read Who Cares? Within 24 hours of receiving it. I got so much from it but the main thing I got was that I felt I was given permission to smile again as well as to cry and scream and shout. Highly recommend. Thank you Sara. X

  9. As a retired nurse in the specialist area of renal this book fills a much needed gap. Statistics show that more and more people are becoming carers and without much needed respite care they themselves become ill.

  10. My brother and I cared for both my sister and mother. We had no idea what we would feel and how we spent most of our time in fear and flight mode – a go to book with easy to find sections on taking time out for yourself amidst anxiety is much needed.

  11. Sara and Neal were a wonderful couple before and after this awful tumour made them adapt to a new way of living. They remained humourous and caring with each other and to those who had the privilege of being their friends.
    This book comes from real experience and from the heart. Read it and use it.

  12. Sara and Neal were a wonderful couple before and after this awful tumour made them adapt to a new way of living. They remained humourous and caring with each other and to those who had the privilege of being their friends.
    This book comes from real experience and from the heart. Read it and use it.

  13. An excellent and much-needed book by a carer, for carers everywhere. Full of thoughtful, practical advice based on long personal experience.

  14. This book isn’t just for Carers. Self care. Self love. Comedy. Preserving energy! An encyclopaedia filled with helpful handy tips and information about caring for a loved one or helping in the community. Add this to your reading list. You won’t regret it!!!

  15. Brilliant book, came along just when we needed it! Informative, honest and non judgmental! Highly recommend to anyone caring for a loved one! .

  16. Brilliant book, came along just when we needed it! Informative, honest and non judgmental! Highly recommend to anyone caring for a loved one! .

  17. I had the pleasure of guiding Sara to bring her story with Neal to others, so they can benefit from what she learned that can now help them through their journey.
    Great to see you sharing your message of hope & help Sara ❤️

  18. Sara is compassionate, kind and insightful. She uses her experience of being Neal’s carer for 13 years and the pain of losing him to a brain tumour to fuel her passion to help other carers.
    Truly remarkable person and has been a privilege to work with her closely at The Brain Tumour Charity.
    This is the book Sara probably wishes she never had to write – but it’s a much-needed book – and I can’t think of anyone better to write it.

  19. Well written and easy to read with invaluable advice and support for all carers— but carer or not, we can all learn something from reading this book. Brilliant!

  20. A wonderful book, written from the heart by one of the bravest and most inspiring people I’ve ever known. Heart wrenchingly honest and full of helpful, practical tips. I cried tears of laughter and tears of pain, I’m sure I’m not the only one.

  21. It is hugely important to understand the impact of a neurological condition on the partner, they are both on this journey to gather and it needs to be as good as possible for both

  22. It is hugely important that someone with a neurological condition needs to have support together with their loved one so that the journey can be as good as possible

  23. A brilliant book- a must read for All carers .

  24. I was fortunate enough to attend Sara’s first Master Class based on her book. It was such a relief to find someone who understood my situation. Recently I turned to the book again as my husband vanished by ambulance in the middle of the night. First on the list was remember to look after yourself, Most importantly remember to eat, and drink, and avoid people who drain you. Every carer should read this important book.

  25. Sarah is an inspiration to all who know her. This book is written from the heart as Sarah knows only so well how hard it is to care for someone else, whether it be for a short time or long term.

    The book is very easy to read – you can go to the relevant topics and get down to earth , sensible & positive advice.

    I am sure that many carers will improve their lives after reading this book from someone who has experienced the many highs and lows.

    Thanks Sarah!.

  26. A very helpful book. Highly recommended!

  27. Sara has been a real inspiration and has risen to the challenge of helping us understand her very difficult but rewarding journey she has been on. Understanding the carer’s role is really crucial in society.

  28. Beautifully written account regarding the trials and tribulations that carers face, yet do not dare to mention. However, the book transmits not only love for the cared for, but love for the carer. Written with passion and heart felt expression. Together with essential advice on how to cope with caring for a loved one, Sara delves deep into all aspects that may go unseen as a carer. Even if you are not a carer, the book is an insight into the world of caring, that is unseen. During these unprecedented times, caring for loved ones will hopefully be appreciated more by society. This book undoubtedly addresses major issues with empathy and love. I’ve a feeling there’s more to come…

  29. A first class factual book on challenges of caring and great tips making time to relax while carrying out this great selfless duty. I am really proud of Sarah.

  30. A well written and thoughtful book that I wish I could have read whilst caring for my Dad, so Sarah thank you for being brave enough to write it

  31. It was my privilege to have helped Sara in a small way in bringing this outstanding account to light. I am delighted it has been shortlisted for this prize. It is a must read for everybody, not just those coping as Sara did with a disabled partner, but for others who need to be there for those others in Sara’s predicament when their need arises.

  32. Absorbing, empathetic and easy to read…..a must for all those caring for others.

  33. All will agree with me: a much needed tool to help Carers cope. Caring for a sick / terminally ill loved one is probably the hardest job in the world and can be self destructive. Sara is very brave and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for sharing with us and giving us real help and hope to carry on the task of caring, survive it and get your life ans sanity back. Bravo Sara, a star 🌟 Book !!!!

  34. Wish I had heard about this incredibly helpful book before — but better late than never!

  35. Sara captures perfectly how essential it is we prioritise our needs as Carers …..she has a clear and accessible style and the format of the book makes it easy to read.

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