Las Vegas, NV, August 20, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Amber Sandhoff, CEO and co-founder of ParentYourParents.com, is proud to announce author and “Common Sense Caregiving” columnist, Gary Joseph LeBlanc, recently released an expanded version of his book “Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness.” Additionally, he will continue to contribute insightful articles and blogs to help caregivers seeking information on ParentYourParents.com.
“I was honored to be asked by Gary to read and review the new expanded version of his book ‘Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness.’ Gary shares a unique perspective through his personal experiences when writing his books, articles and columns. He truly has a ‘common sense’ caregiving approach when walking readers through the different stages and difficult situations for both the patient and the caregiver,” said Sandhoff. “His articles and books speak from the heart and from his first hand experiences of caring for his dad with Alzheimer’s disease for close to 10 years.”
LeBlanc was the primary caregiver of his father for nearly a decade after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He navigated his way through each day with his father and learned valuable lessons along the way. LeBlanc shares those lessons and his insight with readers in his book, his column, and though articles and blogs on ParentYourParents.com.
“Our goal with ParentYourParents.com is to provide articles, blogs and documents from industry experts to help educate family members and caregivers,” explains Sandhoff. “While Gary’s book focuses on the Alzheimer’s ‘victims’ as he refers to them, and how caregivers can make everyday life more bearable for both the victim and the caregiver, I believe anyone with an aging parent should read this book. Many lessons and tips Gary shares can be applied to caring for an aging loved one in general. He doesn’t use medical jargon or talk over your head. His writing style is conversational, just like a friend giving you helpful advice from personal experiences. We are proud to share his writings with our visitors and we know they appreciate and find value in his no-nonsense approach in sharing his experiences. His writings are consistently in the top five most viewed each month.”
The expanded version of "Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness" continues the journey to the very end. Covering topics such as planning emergency evacuations, nursing homes, financial issues, hospice, caregiver emotions and feelings, what to do after your loved one has died and more.
“This book is not only an easy read full of valuable information, tips and advice, it is a must read for all caregivers of aging loved ones,” Sandhoff said.
“The only area the book doesn’t touch on is VA Benefits. This is a topic near and dear to my heart as my father and both grandfathers served our country in wartime. I strongly believe anyone who serves our country should take advantage of all benefits they are entitled to. One such benefit is called Aid and Attendance. It helps veterans who served in wartime and their surviving spouses pay for in-home care, assisted living, memory care and/or skilled nursing facility care. Other than that, this book covers it all and is truly a gem,” concludes Sandhoff.
Visit ParentYourParents.com today to read LeBlanc’s articles and blogs. Visitors will also find information on VA benefits, eldercare information, aging parent resources and senior service providers in every state across the country.