The problem is most people don’t know what to do or where to turn when they are suddenly faced with managing the care for their aging relatives, most often, parents. There are so many emotions involved. Even as adults, we carry childhood imprinting, making it difficult to go against our parents wishes, even if they have dementia.
Faye Levow, president of Launch Pad Publishing, says, “I could not believe the whirlwind that I was caught in. My mom was incredibly difficult and refused to let us help with her finances. In addition, we all trusted her primary caregiver. It turned out that the caregiver had her own agenda and it wasn’t good!”
After her mother passed away, Levow decided she wanted to offer answers to the many questions that arise, and relieve stress for millions of adult children faced with this overwhelming experience. Her upcoming book, “OMG! My Parents Are Getting OLD!” has the lessons of over 70 family caregivers, chapters from more than 50 professionals who work with seniors in a wide range of fields, and woven throughout, is the author’s personal, dramatic story of caregivers, theft, finances, and family gone awry during the last two years of her mother's life.
Levow is seeking funding for the book through Kickstarter.com. Kickstarter screens projects before someone is allowed to post. A great deal of thought is put into each posting. The funds are run through Amazon.com and are only released if the total requested funding amount is raised. Project directors offer rewards to those who contribute, ranging from souvenirs of the project to copies of it, such as books, films, jewelry, and more. You can become a contributor to “OMG! My Parents Are Getting OLD!” for as little as $10. Backing with a pledge of $25 will get you a copy of the book – a great deal!
To visit the Kickstarter page for “OMG! My Parents Are Getting OLD!” and be part of this ground-breaking project, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/
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