All Press Releases for April 14, 2009

Sandwich Generation and Caregiving Author Carol D. O'Dell Presents "Humor and Healing, The Lighter Side of Caregiving" for Manitoba's Parkinson's Society of Canada

Carol D. O'Dell, author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir offers insights and strategies on how survive and thrive your caregiving years with humor and grace.

    FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, April 14, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Author Carol D. O'Dell will be speaking at the 2009 Annual Regional Conference for the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, Canada on April 18, 2009. Carol's presentation, "Humor and Healing, the Lighter Side of Caregiving" reflects her journey as a daughter and caregiver to her mother, suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Carol brought her mother into her home and became a "sandwich generation-er," juggling her marriage, raising her three daughters and caring for her mother full-time.

Carol O'Dell will discuss the stresses and strains of the caregiving process, how humor heals, and the profound sense of purpose we receive when caring for those we love. She will share excerpts from her book Mothering Mother, lead a candid discussion and take questions from caregivers and their loved ones.

The cost for this conference is $10.00 for members, $20.00 for non members. Questions: Call toll-free: 1-866-999-4448.

Booklist Review reports that Mothering Mother is "A beautiful rendering of a difficult but all-too-common situation, told with plenty of humor...and much love."

Dr. Barry Baines of Barry K. Baines, MD., Hospice Director and Author of Ethical Wills says, "Mothering Mother documents the daily love, doubts, ambivalence, guilt, grief, and small triumphs that accompany caregiving. Those of us in the Baby-boomer generation will resonate with the emotional roller coaster that many of us have or are currently experiencing, or fear having to face with our own aging parents."

About Carol D. O'Dell:

Carol D. O'Dell has been interviewed on CNN, Fox, and numerous television and radio programs. She is a requested national speaker on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, caregiving, hospice, family dynamics, and women's issues at conferences and workshops around the country. Carol is a family advisor on and her syndicated blog, Mothering Mother and More is read by thousands each week.

Carol O'Dell is available for interview, workshops and conferences.


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Looking for a presenter? Want to laugh? Author and presenter Carol O'Dell shares her journey of caring for her mother who suffered with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. This video