You Got To Do What You Got To Do
My Experience As A Caregiver Taking Care Of My Parents For Over Twenty Years
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Caring For My Elderly Parents Was A Life Changing Experience
This decision is usually made quickly after an emergency and you do not have time to consider the amount of work involved or how it can affect your life. For many it is a ticking time bomb for personal disaster.
Paid A Price
Taking care of my elderly parents affected my relationship with family members and friends. It also affected my work because I was a caregiver 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Did It All
I gave the baths, changed the diapers, cleaned the wounds and did whatever job had to be done pleasant or disgusting. I did the lifting, dealt with chronic pain, the ups and downs of life and ultimately, death. The title says it all, "You Got To Do What You Got To Do."
As The Cover Shows
"An average person dealing with an enormous challenge." The book is written in my own words and I admit it is not polished or proper. I want to inform people about the amount of work and consequences that can be involved caring for an elderly parent.
The Book Details Real Life
If you want to know what can happen when you become the caregiver of a parent, even if you think you are prepared, please read You Got To Do What You Got To Do.
Please visit takingcareofaparent.com for videos, chapter/sub-chapter list, information, upcoming events and list of interviews. Videos are also available on a YouTube Channel, Taking Care Of A Parent.