Harriet Hodgson

Harriet Hodgson

Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance writer for 37+ years and is the author of 35 books. She has a BS from Wheelock College in Boston, MA and an MA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN campus. Hodgson is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support.

In addition, she is a Contributing Writer for the Caregiver Space website, Open to Hope Foundation website, and The Grief Toolbox website. She has appeared on more than 185 talk shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, she has given presentation at caregiving, public health, Alzheimer’s, and bereavement conferences.

Her work is cited in Who’s Who of American Women, World Who’s Who of Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories. Harriet lives in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband, John.


The Family Caregiver’s Guide (The Family Caregiver’s Series Book 1)

Genre: Religious & Inspirational

Writers are supposed to write about what they know and Harried Hodgson does that in The Family Caregiver’s Guide. She cared for her mother for nine years, her twin grandchildren for seven years (their parents died in separate car crashes), her disabled husband for two years, with more years to come.

Drawing upon the author’s extensive experience, the guide provides strategies for caring for your loved one and yourself. Even better, it connects the dots between research and real life.

You’ll learn how to use your natural skills and which skills you may need to add. You’ll discover how to set up your home for caregiving, including a safety checklist, equipment suggestions, and words you should know. For those days that are more than a handful, you’ll find positive affirmations, a section on facing and accepting illness, and Smart Steps at the end of each chapter, in case you need guidance in a hurry. Caregiving has both rewards and challenges. But through it all, you’ll discover what’s most important – that caregiving is love in action.

The Family Caregiver
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