When One has to Become a Caregiver At a Moment’s Notice…

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Author Berlinda A. Love shares the many challenges she faced in her endeavor to care for her parents in her new book Coping with my Mother’s Stroke: A Daughter’s Story.

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Author Berlinda A. Love became a caregiver for her parents overnight. One day they were both active and well. The next day, both had moderate to severe medical problems. They had begun to feel the effects of aging, albeit simultaneously. She shares her endeavors in Coping with my Mother’s Stroke: A Daughter’s Story.

Caregiving was a job that Love had no experience in, and there was no time to study. She had to learn everything while simultaneously doing the job. It was “learn as you go.” However, when it involves sickness, one cannot afford to make mistakes. Everything has to be done right the first time. Coping with my Mother’s Stroke was written for anyone who has become a caregiver at a moment’s notice, and to say “thank you” to the many people who reached out to help her family in their time of need. It is intended to be a guide, but not a cure-all.

In Coping with my Mother’s Stroke, the author speaks with a voice of integrity and understanding, and included in these pearls of wisdom are successful strategies used to care for her mother, whose acute stroke left her with a severe case of aphasia and apraxia and the inability to walk. Also her father has been diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension. Love’s belief is that miracles can occur in the midst of trouble and that all it takes is tender loving care to make them happen.

Coping with my Mother’s Stroke will be featured at the Ohio Library Council Book Exhibit in Columbus, Ohio on September 7, 2012 and at the 2012 Illinois Library Association Book Exhibit in Peoria, Ill. on October 9-12, 2012.

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About the Author
Berlinda A. Love is a retired public school teacher and author of Sermons from the Heart: A Collection of Divinely Inspired Devotional Sermons, A Special Tribute (Tate Publishing Enterprises, LLC, 2007). She witnessed her mother having an ischemic stroke, and because of that her life is forever changed. Now she serves, along with her three siblings, as caregiver of both parents, a role that she takes with absolute seriousness and joy. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. In addition, she is a retired public school teacher of thirty years and the author of books listed above.

Coping with my Mother's Stroke * by Berlinda A. Hart Love
A Daughter's Story
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 164 pages; 978-1-4568-6420-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 164 pages; 978-1-4568-6421-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4568-6422-4

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