Author Michaela Drake’s new book “I Don’t Know How to Smile” is a both a first-hand account of caring for a terminally ill loved one and an invaluable guide for others.

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Recent release “I Don’t Know How to Smile” from Page Publishing author Michaela Drake is a loving memoir of her time caring for her beloved husband as he battled myriad chronic illnesses and sank deeper into dementia. It is also a book of practical information and advice for others facing decisions on end-of-life care for elderly family members.

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Michaela Drake, MHA, RN, a practicing nurse in northern New England with over thirty-five years of supervisory and directorial experience, has completed her book “I Don’t Know How to Smile”: a comprehensive practical guide to caring for dependent elders.

“I Don’t Know How to Smile” is a firsthand account of a two-year, all-encompassing experience of an RN caring for her husband in their home until his eventual death. After this experience, this nurse of thirty-five years felt a need to help people who are considering caring for their dependent elder yet are doubtful of their ability to do so. This is a not only a love story and memoir, but also a veritable textbook/manual on planning and executing a loving and safe experience for all. Topics include significant information about the difference in types of long-term facilities available as well as actual nursing care practices, references to sources of help in the caring process, and a guide to ascertain one’s chances of success in attempting this endeavor at home. Written in a caring and empathetic manner, her purpose is to allay caregiver fear and frustration at the lack of actual valuable information readily available to potential caregivers. A direct e-mail address for questions from readers is included.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Michaela Drake’s guide for potential caregivers provides valuable information to help family members ensure the safety and comfort of their loved one.

Readers who wish to experience this candid and empathetic work can purchase“I Don’t Know How to Smile” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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