New Book ‘Just See Me’ Tells Inspiring Experiences of Caregivers

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Carmen Buck, MSN, FNP-BC, shares the power of storytelling, love and legacy even in the face of tragedy

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Carmen Buck, MSN, FNP-BC, marks her publishing debut with the release of “Just See Me: Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia” (published by Balboa Press). Coupled with photographs, the book narrates how family caregivers overcame the challenges of caring for their loved one with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. Readers can know more at https://www.amazon.com/Just-See-Me-Stories-Dementia/dp/1982201215.

As a nurse practitioner, Buck has witnessed strength and courage in caregivers during incredibly challenging times. In an aim to tell their stories and inspire others, as well as preserve memories, she penned “Just See Me.”

The book collates the experiences of 13 family caregivers for those with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. Their stories share challenges and triumphs and demonstrates how to meet their spiritual needs. The book depicts the healing power of telling one’s story in both words and images.

“Most family caregivers begin the journey with little to no preparation,” Buck says. “Sharing one’s story in words and images, especially during challenging times not only provides connection but helps us to embrace our tenderness and vulnerability.”

“Just See Me” aims to remind readers that family caregivers need the love and support of their community. And, taking the steps to learn to be a compassionate caregiver for one’s self while caring for others is essential.

“I want them to see there is beauty and light tucked away in the sorrow, grief and tragedy,” Buck adds.

“Just See Me”
By Carmen Buck, MSN, FNP-BC
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781982201234
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781982201210
E-Book | 130 pages | ISBN 9781982201227
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Carmen Buck, MSN, FNP-BC, is an author and portrait, lifestyle and humanitarian photographer. During her 40-year nursing career, she worked with thousands of people seeking meaning and connection during challenging times. Facilitating healing and connection through storytelling and photography for families and businesses are her passions. Her latest book is “Just See Me: Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia.” She is an international speaker and author, teaching both live events and webinars on the topics of spirituality, caregiving, photography and storytelling. She creates legacies for people of all ages in the Austin area and beyond.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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