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DAVID NASSANEY

Founder of Dave, the Caregiver’s Caregiver
Radio Host, Author and Speaker

    • Charlene and Dave: A Love Story
    • Overcoming Loss and Grief
    • How to Avoid Long-term Caregiver Burnout
    • The Importance of Boundaries and Balance
    • The Five Most Deadly Mistakes that Caregivers Make

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DAVID NASSANEY is a passionate speaker, author of three books and radio show host. But his most important role is being a caregiver to his lovely wife, Charlene, since 1996 when she suffered a massive stroke that left her severely speech impaired and paralyzed on her right side.

Through his experience, Dave has learned the hard way how to avoid burnout and survive the grief process. Wanting to help other caregivers triumph over all their pain and suffering, he now hosts a weekly radio show, and a private membership site for caregivers. He provides them with a wide range of resources.

He has spoken at Harvard University, television talk shows, caregiver events, support groups, hospitals, churches, and places people are gathered to learn more about caregiving. Caregivers are always encouraged by his message of putting their needs first, so they can better meet the needs of their loved-ones.

Dave shares with revealing honesty about his struggles, and innovative ways to not only survive but to thrive as a long-term caregiver. Expect reality-based solutions, humor and a zeal for life when Dave stands before your audience. 

Unlike many caregivers who surrender their own lives when confronted with the long term care of a loved one, David declares that everyone in the situation, most certainly the caregivers, deserve and must defend the right to live life to the fullest.

     

    Early one morning in 1996, David awoke to discover his wife, Charlene, was missing from their bed. He found her on the living room couch, slumped over and incoherent. Charlene was strong and healthy, so it took Dave a few seconds to realize what was happening–she was suffering a massive stroke. He grabbed the phone and desperately dialed 911, then waited helplessly for the paramedics to arrive. He had no idea that both his and Charlene’s lives would never be the same again.

    Due to the lack of adequate medical care provided by the hospital, the damage of the stroke was not minimized, and as a result, Charlene was no longer able to speak in complete sentences or move her right side. For two years, Charlene raged against her situation, unconsolable by Dave, other family members or friends. Under extremely difficult circumstances, Dave learned how to maintain his own sanity, while grieving the loss of his previous life and helping Charlene accept her new life.

    Dave shares with revealing honesty about his struggles, and innovative ways to not only survive but to thrive as a long-term caregiver. Expect reality-based solutions, humor and a zeal for life when Dave stand before your audience. Unlike many caregivers who cut surrender their own lives when confronted with the longterm care of a loved one, David declares that everyone in the situation, most certainly the caregivers, deserve and must defend the right to live life to the fullest.

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    DAVID NASSANEY is a passionate speaker, author of three books, and radio show host. He is also a USC, graduate, entrepreneur, gas station owner and life-coach. But his most important role is being a Caregiver to his lovely wife, Charlene since 1996 when she suffered a massive stroke that made her severely speech impaired and paralyzed on her right side.

    As a result of being thrust into the very demanding world of caregiving, Dave learned the hard way how to avoid burnout and survive the grief process. He then realized that there are so many other caregivers out there experiencing so much pain and suffering, feeling lost and alone. He wanted to help them triumph over all that suffering.

    As Dave, The Caregiver’s Caregiver, he now hosts a weekly radio show and private membership site for caregivers. He provides a wide range of resources, writes blogs and articles, interviews caregivers who survived and thrived, produces uplifting videos, podcasts and weekly conference calls.

    He has spoken at Harvard University, television talk shows, caregiver events, support groups, hospitals, churches, Toastmasters, and anywhere people are gathered to learn more about caregiving. He absolutely loves what he does.

    The mission of his speaking is to help caregivers overcome adversity, the grief process, and burnout — as well as just having a place to relax, recharge their batteries and encourage caregivers that being a little selfish is okay. They must put their needs first, or they will most likely become sicker than their loved-ones. Caregivers are encouraged by his message of putting their needs first, so they can better meet the needs of their loved-ones.

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    Dave’s had over twenty years of caring for his wife, Charlene — I’d say that makes him an expert on long-term caregiving — and he’s giving us the benefit of his expertise in “It’s My Life Too.” More than just a how-to book, you’ll learn that by living a personally fulfilling life, the quality of care we provide is amplified. I encourage you to read his story and learn what you can do to make your life fuller.    

    — Adrienne Gruberg, Founder & President, The Caregiver Space, Inc.

    I love Dave’s newest book! It’s empowering, practical and heartfelt–just what we need during a time like caregiving when we feel we don’t have choices. Dave shines his light on the good choices we can make. And, those choices are good for ourselves and for our careers.

    — Denise M. Brown, Founder, CareGiving.com

    Caregiving is tough. It’s tough all round and many find themselves facing seemingly insurmountable personal challenges about how to continue. Stress, anxiety, depression, anger, financial distress and more. In this book are real stories and real solutions for the growing numbers of the population being thrust into the scary and unforgiving world of being a caregiver – a very worthwhile read.

    —Malcolm Bohm, Founder of The Caregiver Connection

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