Coming this July

I am excited to present my new book,“A Son’s Journey: Taking Care of Mom and Dad.” The book entails my personal journey as my brother and I dealt with our aging parents. The stories told are heartbreaking at times, but also joyful with love and laughter. It illustrates how love and loss is simply the…

The Phenomena of Caregiver Burnout

My brother and I have experienced the loss of both our parents. I just recently lost my mother. Sixteen years ago my mother, brother and I cared for my father who was recovering from a stroke without the help of a caregiver. This lead to burnout on the part of all three of us; especially my mother! This was the most stressful and overwhelming experience in my life. And I am a nurse and my brother a Respiratory Therapist and we still felt like children lost in a dark forest. I can only imagine what people go through who have no understanding of the health care system!!! As my mother aged, we had a caregiver help us out and what a difference!!! The BIG difference being with my mother we could be loved ones as oppose to a caregivers. Does this sound familiar to anyone else???