Canadian author Rick Lauber is among a growing number of male caregivers who provide support alone or with the help of siblings. In today’s show, Rick talks about moving his parents from Vancouver Island closer to his home in Edmonton, co-caregiving with his two sisters and how writing helped him cope with his mum’s Parkinson’s and Leukemia, and the Alzheimer’s that took his father’s life. He shares what he learned from his caregiving journey, from finding joy amid the misery and the benefits of self-evaluation to how his last visit with his father sparked a desire to learn more about his parents’ past. His latest book: “The Successful Caregiver’s Guide” includes a downloadable toolkit.
Check out: Rick Lauber’s Website
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Help for Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers in Canada: AZ Canada
Help for Alzheimer’s Families in the US: Alzheimer’s Association
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