Reviewed by Kathy Bezinovich RN, Caregiver Consultant and Educator, Dementia Care Practitioner Lannette recounts her story as the primary caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. The five year journey covers Lannette’s personal  revelations beginning with the importance of mindfulness. Through structuring her life around providing for her mother’s needs, and trying…

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No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver’s Days By: Susan Allen Toth 256 pages Genre: Memoir/Essays/Caregiving Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2014 In this book Toth writes in short essays that chronicle the last 18 months of her husband James’s life- who suffered from  Parkinson’s Disease. An honest, poignant, and darkly funny book. Susan Allen Toth’s…

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Dare to Care: Caring For Our Elders By: Cheryl Carmichael Publisher: iUniverse, 2011 181 pages Synopsis: Dare to Care is a basic cookbook for new or existing adult non-professional caregivers. It is easy to read and useful as a handy reference. My Thoughts: Dare to Care is a short reference guide for non paid caregivers.…

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(Editor’s Note: We welcome Kirsty to our blogging team today. I connected with Kirsty on Twitter and asked her to post a book review of You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello by Tom and Karen Brenner. You can follow Kirsty, who cares for her grandmother, on Twitter: @WandererKirsty.–Denise) I have recently been reading You…

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