Thank you to all who have purchased my book, “An Unlikely Gift: Finding Inspiration Caring for My Father with Dementia.” Thank you to all who have read it and are now providing feedback to me. I cannot thank you enough for sharing your experience with me. Thank you taking time out of your busy day to do this.
Recently, I’ve noticed a pattern in your comments that I just have to talk about. Just this week, four of you came forward to say that you loved the book so much that you passed the book on to a caregiver whom you thought might benefit from it.
Just this morning I received a note that said, “I’m going to loan the book to a friend who has her grandmother living with them. Hope she can get something out of it to help. Again, WELL DONE!!”
Some authors cringe at pass-along readership. I consider it a compliment, and a generous one at that. So, I want to go on record and encourage you to pass along my book to others you think will benefit from it. If some buy it, thank you in advance. It’s about helping others. You have stories, too. I know because I’ve heard them. Thanks for sharing them with me and share them with other caregivers, too. Be a blessing to others. Your stories are powerful and they can help others know they are not alone.
Pass it on.
November is National Family Caregivers Month. This is the perfect time to celebrate the contribution of those volunteer friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability. We’re thankful for the contributions of the more than 44 million Americans who care for a family member, friend, or neighbor. Join us as we salute and celebrate all caregivers with my official launch of “An Unlikely Gift: Finding Inspiration Caring for My Father with Dementia.”
Books signings and events continue to be planned but one I have on my calendar now is with OASIS Rochester on Friday, November 9 at 1:30pm. I’m calling this a Caregiver Conversation where we’ll be discussing mindset and care-giving strategies in an effort to make this road a little bit easier. This will be held at Lifetime Care at 3111 Winton Rd. South in Rochester. This is a free event with a book signing immediately following. Books will be for sale at a discount.
Please visit https://www.oasisnet.org/Rochester-NY/Classes for more information. Registration for this event is FREE. Signing up with Oasis Rochester is FREE. You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain.
Pass it on.
If you know of any groups or organizations who would benefit from my message, please let me know. I’d be happy to arrange a Caregiver Conversation with them too. This is about sharing. This is about coming together – coming together to help each other.
Please celebrate with me and share my book with a caregiver you know. Be a “gift” to others. Spread the word so that other caregivers can better understand this message and be inspired – just like you. We are not alone and we are stronger together.
Pass it on.