Senior Days: Insightful Tales and No-Nonsense Help from the Frontlines of Eldercare

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Concierge Publishing Svcs., 2008 - Family & Relationships - 134 pages
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Colleen Nicols experiences as an in-home caregiver are often humorous, always poignant, and sometimes sad. In the flick of a sentence, these tales jump from moments of high drama to sparks of laugh-out-loud hilarity. Youll meet the ninety-four-year-old gigolo, the blind lady who could suddenly see, and the woman who couldnt stop shopping. Nicols book goes well beyond the stories. Its filled with care-giving tips, expert advice, and important resources. An indispensable guide for caregivers.

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Colleen Nicol has packed a lot of living into her 59 years. She's been a waitress, receptionist, retail clerk, real estate sales agent, entrepreneur, volunteer and, most recently, an in-home senior care companion. For the past 13 years, she has been employed by a highly regarded provider of non-medical care, assistance and companionship to the elderly. Nicol was the company's Alzheimer's Caregiver of the Year in 1997. Her formal education includes work toward an associate of arts degree from Honolulu Community College. She and co-author husband, Brian, married for 39 years, have two sons, Kevin, 25, and Daniel, 23.

Brian Nicol's writing, editing and publishing career spans more than 30 years. He was editor of Honolulu Magazine, the city and regional magazine of Hawaii, from 1982 until 1990. For a little more than two years, he was editorial director of Aster Publishing Corp. in Eugene, Oregon. Most recently, he is CEO of Nicol, Ink.

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