From May 8 to May 10, 2020, What to Do About Mama? is free to download on Amazon
About the Book
Everyone is a potential caregiver—sometimes caring for multiple generations of family members at once. This is a role many of us are ill-prepared for, and can overwhelm us. So where do we turn for advice and assistance?
What to Do about Mama offers guidance to present and future caregivers—based on the pragmatic and emotional “real-life” experiences of the co-authors and other caregivers who have openly and honestly shared their challenges, their heartaches, and their joys in caregiving.
It is by regular people in the trenches—people like you. It will help you develop realistic goals, expectations, and strategies to keep your sanity through all the trials and tribulations of caregiving. A new chapter added to this second edition, “The Aftermath of Caregiving,” examines ideas for how to meet the future caregiving needs of those in our care, while lightening avoidable burdens.
Your experiences may be similar to or different from those of the caregivers featured here, but their stories are likely to resonate with anyone who has cared for a loved one—or will in the future.
About the Authors
Barbara G. Matthews has lived a life of care. After her time as a care manager for the Area Agency on Aging of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, she “retired” to become a full-time caregiver to her mother-in-law, inspiring her to write this book.
Barbara Trainin Blank is a writer and editor now based in Maryland. In addition to What It Do About Mama?, she also wrote and published Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess, a biography of a successful entrepreneur in Harrisburg, PA.