Life Giving Dementia Care: Let's Talk: How to Bring Confidence, Compassion and Joy Into Your Role as a Caregiver

· Toni Kanzler

About this ebook


What do you do first if someone you love gets a dementia diagnosis, and you’re their main caregiver. Where do you get help and what should you do first? What if you make mistakes and hurt them instead of help? What about the cost – do they have the resources to pay for care? And your family, friends, and boss – will they understand the new demands on your time and support you? Or will everything fall apart? CAN YOU REALLY DO THIS? 

Life Giving Dementia Care guides you to be a confident, compassionate caregiver for your loved one and for yourself. It’s like chatting with a friend who has “been there and done that,” candidly sharing their own fears, pain, joys, and lessons learned as a caregiver. Part how-to, part memoir, this book shows you step-by-step what to expect and how to plan from early symptoms and diagnosis through estate settlement. Inside, you'll learn about:

Symptoms & Diagnosis 

Learning to be a Caregiver 

Medical, Legal & Financial Planning 

Taking Care of Yourself 

Adding Care Professionals 

Hospice & End-Of-Life 

Settling the Estate 

Healing Yourself 

Sometimes poignant, sometimes laugh out loud funny, Life Giving Dementia Care will help you develop confidence, strengthen your compassion and lead you to find joy in this tough journey called Caregiving. With patience, understanding, and a dedicated support community...YES, YOU CAN DO THIS!

About the author

Life brings lots of challenges that might steal your joy. Being a caregiver is among the most difficult. The key to overcoming these challenges is having an optimistic perspective and a positive attitude. Toni’s writing encourages you to look beyond the obvious, to see truth that lives in the ordinary...and extraordinary.

Toni is a best-selling author who wears several hats: wife, mother, friend, CPA, entrepreneur, private school administrator, non-profit volunteer, and board member. But it was as a daughter that she had the privilege of being her mother’s caregiver during her years-long battle with dementia. Toni is passionate about helping others have greater confidence and experience joy in their caregiving journey. 

Toni lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, Dan. They are blessed that all three grown sons live in town. When she’s not writing, Toni likes to read, learn, watch movies and historical series and listen to Disney or acapella music.

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