A Caregiver's Story

Coping with A Loved
One's Life-Threatening Illness

by Ann Brandt



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/5/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9780595448838
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9780595695393

About the Book

Just one year after battling a little-known illness called Guillain Barre, Ann Brandt faced another challenge when her husband was diagnosed with a rare, debilitating, and aggressive form of brain cancer. Lacking in resources or formal instruction, Brandt relied heavily on her faith and memories of how her husband cared for her during her illness to navigate them both through the difficult times ahead.

In A Caregiver's Story, Brandt approaches the complexities of caregiving in a personal and empowering way that offers sound spiritual as well as practical advice to make caregiving more manageable. She includes invaluable, up-to-date information about:

  • Working with doctors and getting a second opinion
  • Choosing a treatment plan
  • Maintaining your life and sanity while offering good care
  • Finding support groups and conferences
  • Dealing with emotional and financial issues
  • Making a connection between prayer and healing

Brandt offers a loving, encouraging environment to help steer you through difficult times and delivers much-needed support and comfort. For caregivers, family members, and friends alike, A Caregiver's Story provides the support you deserve.

About the Author

Ann Brandt holds a BA and MA in English and is a member of the Colorado Authors? League and the Denver Women?s Press Club. She has written and published numerous articles and essays for national and local publications, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Brandt and her husband, George, live in Broomfield, Colorado.