LET LEAH’S BOOK GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS OF CAREGIVING
Do you think caregiving is something you won’t ever have to face? Or if you ever do, surely it won’t be until you’re at least in your 60s—maybe even 70s? I thought that way, too. That is, until I was notified that my grandparents had been found on the side of the road in their wrecked car in below-freezing temperatures. The subsequent dementia diagnosis for both of my grandparents made it clear that the time had come for me to step in and ensure they were safe—even though I was only 29. ORDER FROM AMAZON
In my book Goodnight, Sweet: A Caregiver’s Long Goodbye, I describe my journey from new bride to primary caregiver to estate executor. I walk you through my own grief process and the hard-learned lessons of what it meant to be someone’s caregiver. Page by page, you’ll experience my range of emotions, everything from heartbreak over my grandparents’ lost memories to anger and anxiety as I dealt with distant relatives whose true motives were revealed in their acts of taking rather than giving.
Who should read this book? You should. You, the current caregiver, whom I hope to encourage as you see that I made it through and survived the full experience. And you, the one with no caregiving duties in sight—you should read this book to gain an understanding of what caregivers are going through. Look hard among your friends and acquaintances; chances are you know at least one person who is caring for someone they love right now