Heeding the Caregiver Call

The Story of Barbara Ella Milton, Sr. and Alzheimer's Disease

by Dr. Barbara Ella Milton Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/23/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781664143654
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781664143661
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781664143647

About the Book

In the fall of 2015, Barbara Sr. called her only child to ask for her help. Unbeknownst to her family, Barbara Sr. was already in the grips of Alzheimer’s. This book tells the story of Barbara Jr.’s journey as her mother’s caregiver and shares insights into the physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual impacts of caregiving while fighting her own cancer. It also provides practical information to others who assume caregiving roles for their loved ones. Follow this mother and daughter’s journey through resentments and regrets, forgiveness and faith, laughter and love. Barbara Jr. promised her mother on her deathbed that she would tell her story. Here it is.

About the Author

Dr. Barbara Ella Milton Jr. is a disabled, retired clinical social worker who, for forty years, worked on the behalf of children, communities, and for progressive causes. She is living with bladder cancer and other chronic illnesses. She writes about her life, her social work career, and her research on African American resilience. Her goal is to use her energy for personal healing, advocacy and to put love and hope into the world. She was born in Camden, New Jersey, as the only child of Barbara Ella Milton Sr., who died from Alzheimer’s in January 2019. Barbara lives in North Jersey with her wife, Kay. They enjoy a life rich with family and friends. Please follow Dr. Barbara Jr.’s life and work at www.DrBarbaraEMiltonJrLCSW.com.