Bonnie Bajorek Daneker, Author and Caregiving Expert


Bonnie Bajorek Daneker is author and creator of the The Compassionate Caregiver's Series, which includes "The Compassionate Caregiver's Guide to Caring for Someone with Cancer," "The Journey of Grief," "Handbook on Hospice and Palliative Care," and other titles on cancer diagnosis and end of life. She speaks regularly at cancer research and support functions, including PANCAN and Cancer Survivor's Network. She is a former member of the Executive Committee of the CSN at St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta and the Georgia Chapter of the Lymphoma Research Foundation.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Stage 4 Liver Cancer and All Treatment Options Have Been Exhausted. What's Next? — Jan 05, 2013
Hi Kelly, It's difficult to know what the doctor meant exactly by "ride it out," but likely it means that no further options for treatment of the cancer remain. At this tim...
Is there such thing at stage 4 Multiple Myeloma? — Nov 08, 2011
Hello Katara, You are right,there are three stages in Multiple Myeloma. In Stage 4 for other cancers, as you know, the cancer has metastasized (or spread) to other parts of...
How can we support my brother-in-law and his family through the last stages of cancer? — Aug 11, 2011
I know this is a trying time for you, and when you're attempting to involve the rest of the family in his care, it can be very frustrating. Try not to feel guilty; you're i...
How can we motivate my father to recover from radiation treatment? — May 21, 2011
Hello Steve, It is noble of you to want to continue life with your father, and I applaud you for seeking answers to such a challenging circumstance. It's clear from your m...
How can I help my mother become engaged with life again after her cancer treatment? — Apr 06, 2011
First, I have to commend you for managing this for over two years. While it can't be easy, it is relatively common. Cancer patients, especially those fighting multiple type...
What charities fight lung cancer? — Mar 31, 2011
Hello, That is a very generous gesture. If you'd like to make a donation to an organization focused on lung cancer, The Bonnie J. Addario Foundation is very active: http://...
Should I let me father-in-law smoke if it means he'll take his pills? — Mar 11, 2011
I have seen this before -- you're not alone in bargaining with the patient to do things that are GOOD for them. It doesn't seem to make sense. However, there are many consi...
How do I know if it's the right time for my father with lung cancer to enter hospice? — Mar 11, 2011
It's tough to know what the right course of action is when you have limited information, but let's talk about what you do know. If he was diagnosed in November, that means ...
Will my mother with lung cancer need full time care? — Feb 24, 2011
Many people realize the complexity of lung cancer and the toll it takes on the body. When breathing becomes labored or compromised, the rest of the body's activity is impac...
How do you care for someone who had their prostate removed? — Feb 01, 2011
Caring for a loved one whose prostate has been removed can be very tricky, as there are emotional as well as physical elements to it. Physically, you need to care for him a...