Author - Educator - Caregiver
Cancer Research Advocate
Pat started writing after his wife was diagnosed with brain cancer and he became her primary caregiver for about 5 years until Angela passed away.
Pat’s books are more than a tribute to his wife’s courage. They are a wonderful exploration of how the life of the family members who choose to become caregivers for a terminally ill loved one change forever in a day and how they go on a journey of self-discovery during the course of the care they give.
While we learn a lot of aspects of social interactions at home and in school, we’re never really taught about caregiving or are prepared to be a caregiver—not explicitly anyway. So, most of us stumble upon the role of a caregiver quite unexpectedly, when a loved one succumbs to old age or an unexpected medical condition like cancer.
Needless to say, the journey forward isn’t an easy one. It’s a completely unknown terrain where you have quite a few falls, and in such moments, you need all the help you can get.
As one of the best caregiving authors, Patrick Palmer uses his real-life experiences to not only write a guide for hands-on caregiving but also on the healing of a caregiver. While patients need support and love, the support for caregivers of cancer patients is just as important.
These caregiving books are suggested readings for caregivers and come from one of the best caregiving book authors.
3 Great Books That Can Help Cancer Caregivers
Here are three books that are helpful when dealing with caregiving for a loved one that has cancer
How to Become a Caregiver for a Family Member
With chronic illness and disabilities, many families find themselves caring for a loved one at home. Here is how they can prepare to become a caregiver for someone in the family.
Coming Up for Air
Here is why little periods of self-care like therapy and exercise are like oxygen when you’re trying to save a loved one from drowning in cancer.