A Cast of Caregivers

A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care by Sherri SnellingWhen it comes to caring for older parents or an ill spouse, most caregivers navigate blindly not knowing where to turn or how to get help. According to Sherri Snelling, author of a new book, A Cast of Caregivers—Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care (Balboa Press), even those with famous names and faces struggle with the demands.

A noted national expert on family caregiving, Snelling shines the spotlight on a dilemma facing our nation:

we are at the tipping point of having more parents and older family members to care for than young children and we need better preparation. More than 65 million Americans are caring for loved ones today—a number expected to almost double over the next 20 years as our society faces an increasingly older population with aging baby boomers and longer lifespans for those with chronic diseases and other disorders.

Sections of “A Cast of Caregivers”

  • Interviews with celebrities including Joan Lunden (Good Morning America), Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), Alana Stewart (friend of Farrah Fawcett), Alan and David Osmond (the Osmond family), Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker (L.A. Law), and Sylvia Mackey (NFL wife), sharing lessons learned through their caregiving experiences.
  • Expert advice and information to help readers see the big picture of the caregiving role they face.
  • Self-care advice and how to have the difficult caregiving conversation with a loved one.

There are several chapters on how to conquer the caregiving traps of increased stress, burn-out, guilt, and depression through the Me Time Monday℠ weekly videos in support of the non-profit Caregiver Monday initiative.