The worst part about caregiving is the “fly by the seat of your pants” way that most of us start. Usually after some emergency, when our subconsciousness and our conscious finally collide and we realize that we are caregivers and that entails so much more than we ever knew, expected, or wanted.
What if we had put as much planning into this period in our lives as we did our last dinner party? Where would you start? Me? I’d start with the book “Who Moved My Teeth” by Cathy Sikorski. There are other books that I’m sure you’ve heard of like “The 36 Hour Day” which don’t get me wrong is a fabulous book but a bit overwhelming for the new caregiver.
Who Moved My Teeth is an easy to read, humorous book that explains the seriousness of caregiving in a way that doesn’t terrify and overwhelm. It’s the information that you desperately need without putting the fear of God into you.
Cathy is an attorney who specializes in Elder Law with over 25 years experience, but what makes her an even bigger expert is the fact that she also has 25 years of caregiving experiences. She puts a humorous spin on the seriousness of caregiving while giving you the expert advice that you really need. It’s more than just a guidebook it is filled with real tips, important information, and even what questions to ask when preparing yourself for the complicated future of healthcare and caregiving.
Cathy’s first book, “Showering With Nana: Confessions Of A Serial Caregiver” is a hilarious look at the complex issue of caregiving as well, but Who Moved My Teeth should be given to every new caregiver. If you have questions about what you need or what you can do as a caregiver I suggest you grab this book immediately! When I have a question it’s the first place I look!
I was given this book by my friend and author Cathy Sikorski, but no review was expected. I just want to share a great resource when I see it! There are affiliate links in this review and if you purchase any of these books from Amazon using these links I will earn a small commission which in no way affects your cost.
Here’s my experience with momma’s teeth a few months ago!
Have you read Cathy’s books? What did you think? What good caregiving books have you come across in your caregiving life?