Hi, my name is Dave Nassaney; I am an author of numerous books and articles, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers who are burned out, but my most important role is being a caregiver to my lovely wife, Charlene. My latest book that I am now working on is entitled: "The Caregiver's Caregiver, A Guide to Avoiding Burnout & Surviving Grief." It is designed to teach caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones (due to an illness or disability) how to take care of themselves FIRST. If they don't learn this, they will likely suffer burnout and become as helpless as the person they are caring for.Why am I so qualified to be "The Caregiver's Caregiver" you might ask? Well, as I have mentioned, I too am a caregiver to my wife since 1996, when she suffered a massive stroke for no apparent reason. As a result, she lost her speech and has not spoken in sentences since. She is also paralyzed on the right side of her body. Charlene was like a cross between Martha Stewart and Wonder Woman before her stroke. After a two year grieving period, she came to the realization that she had to "play the cards that she was dealt," and so she decided to reinvent herself.
She now makes us normal people look like whiners and complainers. She continues to do almost everything she did before her stroke, but in essence, she does it with one arm and one leg tied behind her back, and duct tape over her mouth, and she does it all with her amazing positive attitude. She has her own powerful story which I told in my first book, "One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships". My job is to help caregivers to avoid burnout & survive grief.
This website has been developed to help stroke survivors overcome obstacles, adversity, and burnout, as well as just having a place to rest and relax. Take a break and allow this site to encourage you in your difficult journey. Check out the helpful links for stroke survivors and caregivers. Watch our videos and read our articles and our first book that is still getting rave reviews: "One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships."