Caregiving: How to Hold on While Letting Go

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or Parkinson’s is difficult on the best days.

Learn what to expect next and how to deal with it. You’ll be encouraged, uplifted, and better prepared after reading Caregiving: How To Hold On While Letting Go.

It contains information about signs, symptoms, and stages and spreadsheets to track data and even sample questions to ask the professionals.
Caregivers will find inspiration and encouragement to make their day a little easier. Ideas to solve some of the most common difficulties are included, with several options, because one thing doesn’t work for everyone.

You’ll discover inventions we created to make life safer and more manageable that you can easily duplicate in your home. You’ll laugh at some of my silly mistakes and gain valuable insight into specific steps you can take to make life more enjoyable and less stressful.

This is not a dull textbook, but a friend coming alongside you to share lessons learned. Knowledge came through research, interviews, and many simply from living the life of a caregiver. I cared for my Dad till he passed of Parkinson’s, my mother-in-law till she transitioned from Alzheimer’s, and I’m currently the caregiver for my mom, who has Dementia. Sometimes life is not fun, but it can be easier, and you can find unexpected blessings along the way.

This book makes an excellent gift for caregivers or anyone struggling to understand these awful diseases.

It contains real-world solutions to common problems like:

  • wandering
  • hallucinations
  • safety
  • hygiene
  • dressing
  • medications
  • anger-management
  • and much more.

Caregiving: How to Hold On While Letting Go is perfect for you if you:

  • want to know how Alzheimer’s affects some people in very odd ways and how you can deal with it.
  • don’t know what types of behaviors might be coming
  • need to know what questions to ask your physician
  • want to be prepared for the next stages
  • want actionable steps to reduce hallucinations
  • need to choose a type of long-term care but are confused over the options
  • want to know what questions to ask potential paid caregivers
  • need some encouragement from the Bible.

I pray you buy a copy and share it with someone else who could use some help, hope, and laughter.
Be blessed!


What others are saying:

"I want to thank Debbie Compton for writing this book. It has helped me so much since I found out I have Alzheimer's. I now know what to expect and what I need to do to prepare for the future. I really appreciate the book!" ~ B. Bradley, Winter Springs, Fl.


"I love this book so much!

The scriptures brought me encouragement and hope and all the details have helped me in my life with special needs, adult children. I bought several copies to give away to friends who need this information." ~ Leona H., Oklahoma City, Ok.




"Especially if you are a Christian, you may benefit greatly from reading "Caregiving: How to Hold while Letting Go,"

because it's written from a Christian perspective by a woman of faith who helped care for her father, mother and aunt (not her spouse, and that is a bit different). The author is analytical, organized - and has a sense of humor, which I can relate to. It's not intended to be from a scientific perspective, but more for coping and strategizing things you can do as your life, and your loved one's life, continue to change, whether you like it or not. Packed with well thought-out ideas for creative ways to adapt to these changes. I highly recommend this book!" ~ V. Taylor


This book is a Blessing to Caregivers!

I am a long-distance caregiver to my aunt, and I’m always looking for information and ideas on what to do (and what not to do) with someone who has cognitive decline. When I found “Caregiving: How to Hold On While Letting Go”, I found all of that, plus inspiration, validation, and a feeling of support and camaraderie.

What Debbie DeMoss Compton shares in her book that impacted me the most though, is the genuine love, joy, and humor that can be a part the caregiving experience. This has allowed me to see things completely differently, and in a much more positive way. There’s no doubt, caregiving is rough. It’s heartbreaking. But being open to seeing the sweet, the gratifying, and the downright funny in situations is a true blessing! ~ Carol H.

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