Whether you’re a new or established family caregiver, you will benefit from Mary Jane Cronin’s guidebook, A Caregiver’s Connection. Cronin, who is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, helps you examine key caregiving issues: caregiving as an art, writing about your journey, sharing stories, exploring feelings, personal health, and caregiving resources.
Harriet Hodgson, author of The Family Caregiver’s Guide and Affirmations for Family Caregivers, published by WriteLife
“Growing Through Illness Together is an informative yet personal guide of what to expect when someone you love is diagnosed with a terminal illness or disease. Mary has a gift for sharing medical facts with just enough personal stories to help the reader understand the steps of shock and acceptance that happen not only to the person diagnosed, but also to the caregiver, spouse, and loved ones. As I experience this myself—my husband has a terminal cancer diagnosis—we were surprised by some of the reactions of family and friends, especially that so many have withdrawn because they “don’t know what to say.” The tips and advice Mary gives on how to move forward together is inspiring and comforting in an uncertain time. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has heard a doctor speak those infamous, haunting words, ‘I have some bad news. . . .’ ” Dawn Murphy