Iris’ mom experienced breast cancer. This impacted her brain and caused her personality to change. This loss had a profound impact on Iris. She learned to separate the illness from the person. Iris reminds anyone going through the same caregiver challenge that you’re not alone, to get help (e.g. a friend, relative, health care professional, clergy, online) and to find camaraderie with other people.
Iris Waichler has been a patient advocate and medical social worker for 40 years. She is an award winning author of 3 books. Her latest book, Role Reversal How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents, has won 6 major book awards. It is a memoir about her father and blends her professional experience to offer a wealth of information for other caregivers. She has been a caregiver for her mother and father. She also has helped 2 friends to die with dignity.
Her book “Role Reversal, How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents” is the winner of :
Finalist Best Book Award 2016
Finalist Indie Excellence Award 2016
Living Now Silver Award Winner 2017
Honorable Mention Readers Favorite Award 2017
Book Excellence Award 2017
Runner Up Award Florida Book Festival 2018.
Her book “Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate and Inspire” is the winner of:
Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner for Best Book of the Year.
Winner of the National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award for best book of the year.
Winner of the finalist award for Foreword Magazine 2007 non-fiction Book of the Year.
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