It’s My Life, Too! Reclaim Your Caregiver Sanity
by Learning When to Say “Yes” and When to Say “No”
This new #1 Best-Seller book is designed to teach caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones (due to an illness or disability) how to take care of themselves FIRST. If they don’t learn this, they will likely suffer burnout and become as helpless as the person they are caring for.
The airlines got it right every time they tell you in their emergency briefing, “In the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure, your oxygen masks will fall from the ceiling. If you are with a small child, put your mask on FIRST, before you help your child with their mask.” They understand all too well from personal experience that the first instincts of a caring, loving and self-sacrificial parent is to help their loved one before they help themselves. They also understand that those who do so, often black out, thus becoming unable to help either themselves or their child.
Caregivers are the same way. Caregiver burnout is at epidemic proportions. With roughly 100 million caregivers in the United States alone, (about one third of the population) everyone knows someone who is caring for a loved one that is likely not taking care of their own needs first. This book, and my radio show, “Dave, the Caregiver’s Caregiver, Avoiding Burnout,” will help fill this need in the caregiver community.
Dave’s had over twenty years of caring for his wife, Charlene — I’d say that makes him an expert on long-term caregiving — and he’s giving us the benefit of his expertise in “It’s My Life Too.” More than just a how-to book, you’ll learn that by living a personally fulfilling life, the quality of care we provide is amplified. I encourage you to read his story and learn what you can do to make your life fuller.
— Adrienne Gruberg, Founder & President, The Caregiver Space, Inc.
I love Dave’s newest book! It’s empowering, practical and heartfelt–just what we need during a time like caregiving when we feel we don’t have choices. Dave shines his light on the good choices we can make. And, those choices are good for ourselves and for our careers.
— Denise M. Brown, Founder, CareGiving.com
Caregiving is tough. It’s tough all round and many find themselves facing seemingly insurmountable personal challenges about how to continue. Stress, anxiety, depression, anger, financial distress and more. In this book are real stories and real solutions for the growing numbers of the population being thrust into the scary and unforgiving world of being a caregiver – a very worthwhile read.
—Malcolm Bohm, Founder of The Caregiver Connection
My husband was diagnoised with a rare blood cancer in 2009 . Our lives changed in the blink of an eye. So did our marriage !!!!! However I am his caregiver and this new book was just what I needed . Caregivers MUST take care of themselves !!!! I didn’t for the first 3 years and became very sick . This book is really good for the long term caregiver !!!! Thank you , Carolyn Maes ,,,,,Slidell , Louisiana
This is by far, is one of the BEST books on dealing with the day-to-day aspects of caregiving.
Being a full-time caregiver to both parents for over a decade, I only wish I knew the material in this book at that time.
Every thought, emotion, and “problem” addressed in this book, have been those I personally experienced. It was only after my parents died, I realized almost every caregiver I knew, experienced them as well.
Dave has done a suburb job in identifying almost every issue we caregivers face, and offers viable solutions to each and every issue.
The layout of the book is also very easy to read, with practical worksheets within the book itself.
If you are a caregiver, you will realize you are not alone, and putting yourself FIRST must be a lifelong priority!
I did not know how important this was during my caregiving days, and looking back, only wish I had.
If you are currently a caregiver, or knows someone who is… please scroll up and buy this book now.
It will become one of the best investments you will ever make!
Dr. Camille Superson–Author: Essential Resource Guide for Caregivers: Save TIME, Save MONEY, Save Your SANITY!
As a caregiver for my 86 year old father who has dementia I can really relate to this book! It has valuable information on how to avoid burnout, how to recognize the stages of grief and how to set limits to protect your sanity. Thanks David for sharing you and your wife’s story to help others. I just ordered a second to send as a gift to my brother who is caring for his wife who has a terminal disease. God bless and I highly recommend this book! Deb
Two thumbs up! I have read some of his stuff on Facebook but this book far surpasses what I expected. I read it in one day. Enola Faith
David’s book is filled with practical and honest (bold) information that caregivers need to know. It really is a Survival Guide for those of us who find ourselves in a caregiving situation we never intended to be in. The personal account of David’s life with Charlene and the struggles they went through is like a road map that will help prevent others from going in devastating directions on their difficult journey. Debbie
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Did I mention this book is amazing! It literally saved me from walking away from my own mother as she is caregiver to my father…. opened my eyes to the enormity of this book that has showed me empathy…compassion and respect for this JOB my mom does for my dad every day. Annette Cortes
I enjoyed this book. Dave did an excellent job of writing. It was very helpful. Dave did an excellent job of writing this book. Rena Osakoda
A definite must have for all caregivers. Like anything in life, it always helps to have the right tools to be successful. This book truly has been a tool help me thru the day to day life of care giving. Steve
I loved the story of how David became the guide for others facing similar situations. Marc Richards
Very helpful book! I passed this on to a friend of mine who lost her mother a few years ago, but now is trying to help another family friend and is getting in over her head and not taking care of herself. Ellen Kalamazoo