Lessons Learned: Experiences of a Caregiver


  • Brenda Joy Eastman East Carolina University


Dementia, Adult, Eldercare, Caregiving, Care Provider


In the following narrative, the author shares experiences from the time when she was the full time caregiver for her mother who suffered from dementia.  She reflects on the lasting impact this experience had on her life and her identity as a social work practitioner and educator.

Author Biography

Brenda Joy Eastman, East Carolina University

Associate Professor with the School of Social Work, East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  Comments regarding this article can be sent to: eastmanbr@ecu.edu





How to Cite

Eastman, B. J. (2015). Lessons Learned: Experiences of a Caregiver. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 20(3), 22–24. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1347