Caring for your aging parents is challenging not only physically, financially, and emotionally. Challenges and worries piled-up, heaped up, and the list goes on and on, while your parents’ health and abilities decline each and every day.
Charlotte Canion has faced the same challenges as most caregivers of their aging parents have suffered. However, with her four golden rules that she lived by: Love, Respect, Patience, and Forgiveness, Charlotte has pulled it through her journey of caring for her live-in father-in-law who developed dementia, her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and her dad who had Parkinson’s – all at the same time.
Charlotte fondly retold her tremendous experience in a podcast interview with The Christian Entrepreneurs Podcast with Anne Marie Cross. The Christian Entrepreneurs Podcast is hosted by Anne Marie Cross, an award-winning Podcast Host & Producer – winning the Best Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship Category in the inaugural Cast Away Australia Podcast Awards.
In the engaging interview, matriarch of four generations, a speaker, an inventor, and author of the widely praised book, You Have to Laugh to Keep from Crying: How to Parent Your Parents, Charlotte Canion shared her incredible journey and struggles with the intention of inspiring hope in others, who are themselves going through the journey that Charlotte has experienced.
During the podcast, Charlotte also revealed:
- How becoming the caregiver for three parents have given her the virtue of Patience;
- How she has learned to LOVE unconditionally;
- And how memories are her treasures.
Charlotte remarked, “My ultimate goal is to share my experiences with the world, with the hope that I may ease the pain that many will endure, tempering the most difficult time with laughter.”
Listen and learn more about Charlotte’s unconditionally inspiring interview HERE.
Continue being a source of strength and inspiration especially to those who are also caring for their aging loved ones, Charlotte!
Annemarie is known as “The Podcasting Queen,” due to her expertise and involvement in podcasting since 2008. She currently hosts two shows – Women In Leadership Podcast and The Ambitious Entrepreneur Show and a number of other podcasts that she produces for her SME clients. Combining her love of technology, and in particular – podcasting, Annemarie has built a business, client base and support team that is global by harnessing the power of social media and cutting-edge online technologies and now shows other businesses how to do the same.