It’s been nearly a decade since I began sharing my personal caregiving stories with the public, first via the book “Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories” and later through a newspaper column, on my own blog and then contributing to major websites such as healthcentral.com.
When I first started sharing my stories and looking for others who had similar tales to tell, people tended to be reticent about speaking up. Now, sharing caregiver “in the trenches” stories has become a major part of caregiver self-care and even survival.
Because of my long Internet history, I’m often interviewed in print and on radio. A recent radio interview on a show called “Doing What Works,” hosted by Maureen Anderson, touched on many topics that I’ve written about for Healthcentral.com over time, so I’m sharing links to those stories here for those who want to dig deeper.
“I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” Craig William Dayton, Film Composer