As a caregiver for 5+ years to a mother with brain cancer, my eyes have been opened to the arena of caregiving. As someone who enjoys reading, research and sharing information, I am thinking of writing a book.
My question to all of you is - do you wish you had a book or resource before or during your own caregiving journey?
As for me, I wish I had planned to anticipate what happens when your parent gets sick. I wish I had known the following beforehand:
*thinking ahead with making your home home care ready
*preparing your finances to make them stretch to pay for care
*awarenesses of services available for help
*adult children need to be aware of their own jobs and if it is supportive of them to care for their parents
*how does Medicare and Medicaid fit into all of this?
*what will happen to the growing population of women who are not having children by choice (like me)? Are we destined for nursing home care when we become unable
*how to offer caregivers more support and guidance in general
Am I just being too nerdy? Or do you think there is an audience for a book/writing about these topics?
I read one awhile back but it was a human interest story. It was fantastic. It was written by a granddaughter of an Alzheimer’s patient. She told the story of two strong willed women, her mom and grandma and the changes after her grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It was a great read.
Let us know if/when you get published & GOOD LUCK!