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Journal of a Caregiver: A Story of Love and Devotion

Harry J. Deitz, Jr.

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For six years, Harry Deitz was the primary caregiver for his wife as she battled diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, cirrhosis, dementia, and breast cancer. It was a journey of mixed emotions—not wanting to lose her, yet many times not knowing how he could continue to care for her. Caring for her was the most difficult thing he experienced in his life. It also was the greatest thing he ever did. This is his story of love and devotion for her, much of which was recorded in a journal he kept for four years. It’s a book that will provide perspective and encouragement for anyone who is a caregiver or advocate for a loved one. It is not intended as a medical guide or advice. It is simply an account of his personal experience in taking care of his wife for six years. The experience of every caregiver is unique, but this book may help them to understand situations that are similar to what he faced. Mainly, it will help them to know that they are not alone.

(294pp. illus. Masthof Press, 2022.)