Saturday, February 16, 2008

Senior Days: Insightful Tales and No-Nonsense Help from the Frontlines of Eldercare (New Book)

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Here is a new book for discussion here:

Senior Days:
Insightful Tales and No-Nonsense Help from the Frontlines of Eldercare

by Colleen Nicol (Paperback - Jan 15, 2008)

Book Description provided by the Publisher (Long Lake Press, LLC):

Colleen Nicol's experiences as an in-home caregiver are often humorous, always poignant and sometimes sad. In the flick of a sentence, these tales jump from moments of high drama to sparks of laugh-out-loud hilarity. You'll meet the 94-year-old gigolo, the blind lady who could suddenly see, and the woman who couldn't stop shopping. Nicol's book goes well beyond the stories. It s filled with caregiving tips, expert advice and important resources. An indispensable guide for caregivers.

About the Author:

Colleen Nicol has packed a lot of living into her 59 years. She's been a waitress, receptionist, retail clerk, real estate sales agent, entrepreneur, volunteer and, most recently, an in-home senior care companion. For the past 13 years, she has been employed by a highly regarded provider of non-medical care, assistance and companionship to the elderly. Nicol was the company's Alzheimer's Caregiver of the year in 1997. Her formal education includes work toward an associate of arts degree from Honolulu Community College. She and her co-author husband, Brian have been married for 39 years and have two sons. Brain Nicol's writing, editing and publishing career spans more than 30 years, most of them in Hawaii, Oregon and Nebraska. He was editor of Honolulu Magazine from 1982 until 1990. For a little more than two years, he was editorial director of Aster Publishing Corporation in Eugene, Oregon. Most recently, he was CEO of Home & Away Publishing, a AAA-owned media company. In his spare time, he writes screenplays.

Key words:
New books, Senior Days, Eldercare, Colleen Nicol, Long Lake Press, caregiving, senior care, elderly, Alzheimer's Caregiver

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