Rick Lauber is the published author of The Successful Caregiver's Guide and Caregiver's Guide for Canadians, an established freelance writer, and a previous co-caregiver. for both of his aging parents (his mother had Parkinson’s Disease and Leukemia and his father had Alzheimer’s disease). With help from his two sisters, Lauber assumed many new-found caregiving responsibilities. Lauber learned that caregiving can impact a person physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially and managed his own health and well-being by writing.
We live in a world where more people are living to older ages than ever before. Many of us will be placed into the role of a caregiver. Most people are unprepared for this role that impacts the caregiver’s family and finances.