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Written by Rachel Brauner, Extension Program Specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp Military Caregiving Program Coordinator

Listen as one caregiver shares the most difficult piece of the caregiving journey – the emotions that come with caring for a loved one.

Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D. is a retired Professor Emeritus and University of Wisconsin Extension educator. She is also a family caregiver and owner of MBP Consulting, LLC.

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to work with Dr. Brintnall-Peterson over the years in Cooperative Extension and now in her new role as family caregiver and consultant. We sat down to discuss her experiences as a caregiver to her son battling colon cancer. In this interview, we highlight lessons learned that may be helpful for others on similar caregiving journeys. Dr. Brintnall-Peterson shares tips and strategies on self-care in order to better care for her son.

You can also checkout previous articles written by Dr. Brintnall-Peterson on Cancer and Caregiver Emotionsand Helping Caregivers with Guilt.