Podcast #21: Christopher-Charles Chaney: Mama Peaches and Me: Caregiver Journey

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Christopher-Charles Chaney, author of the award winning Mama Peaches and Me caregiver series is a guest on The Carleena Show podcast and YouTube channel.Christopher-Charles Chaney spent years caring for his mother, Mama Peaches, who passed in 2016 after suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. It was his love and struggles as a former caregiver that inspired him to journal his experiences on Facebook in 2015 and write his first award-winning caregiving book, Mama Peaches and Me: Wit and Wisdom for Worn-out Caregivers.

In today’s episode, we talk about: Christopher’s time as a young child, living with Mama Peaches and his three brothers * Pursuing a degree in fashion, singing on the streets of Paris * Shifting gears and working for the federal government * Noticing Mama Peaches couldn’t live by herself anymore and moving in with her * Mama Peaches goes missing, twice * “In the back of your mind, you think of losing a parent. But oftentimes parents don’t prepare you to live without them. My mama is all I ever knew. She’s always been in my space.” * Finding creativity after loss.

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The Carleena Show Podcast and YouTube Channel is hosted by Carleena Angwin.

The Carleena Show Podcast and YouTube Channel is hosted by Carleena Angwin.

The Carleena Show Podcast and YouTube Channel is hosted by Carleena Angwin.

The Carleena Show Podcast and YouTube Channel is hosted by Carleena Angwin.

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Episode Links

The Carleena Show Podcast | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Christopher-Charles Chaney https://www.chaneyspeaks.com/home