It's Here! It's Finally Ready! I'm excited to announce that my new book, Caregiving: How to Survive and Get Out Alive. (Things I've Figured Out After a Decade of Giving Care); about caregiving, dealing with dementia, coping with family, being a younger caregiver, surviving and having a life, discussing end of life issues, and more....is now available on Amazon and Createspace. Please go to the books section of my website, click on the image, and order. It's that simple! In addition, I will be donating 30% of the proceeds from sale of the book to the LBDA.
deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether
or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so,
we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks -- we
will also find our path of authentic service in the world." Parker J.
and welcome to my website! I started my journey as a caregiver advocate ten years ago, when I made the difficult decision to move in with my father to be his part-time caregiver. At the time, we thought he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, but it never quite seemed to fit the symptoms and behaviors he was showing. Ultimately, we would receive a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia, which was where my interest in the disease began. I am a hospice worker, bereavement counselor, caregiver advocate, LBD support counselor, and caremanager for my father. I am also a writer, whose main focus is writing about caregiving, dementia, aging, and end of life issues. In 2011, I published a memoir about my experiences with Dad; I maintain an award-winning blog; I have published essays in two anthologies; and have written articles for other websites. My hopes for this site are to bring together all the elements of my work and vocation in one place. I strive to provide the most
comprehensive and up-to-date resources and information, and the most
helpful support and empathy to caregivers and people living with
dementia. I invite you to investigate my site, check out the links, and read my award-winning
blog, in order to find exactly the resource you are looking for.
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