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Nancy Poland

Christian Speaker
Minneapolis Minnesota

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Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

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Minneapolis, MN

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Roseville Covenant
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  • Nancy Poland is a humorous, practical and informative author, speaker and advocate. Caregivers--past, present and future, discover the value of resilience and faith as she shares insights, stories and resources.


Through writing and speaking, Nancy is passionate about helping caregivers navigate their role. She is humorous, serious, practical, and informative. Nancy shares how her faith sustained her during difficult times.

Caregiver’s Connection Expert, Nancy has extensive experience as a caregiver, first with her own children and foster child, and then with her aging parents. Through experience and trial and error, she learned the necessary tools to deal with the unavoidable emotional upheavals of the caregiver. Nancy has discovered numerous available resources to aid in the caregiving process and has developed the priceless caregivers checkless to aid with the collection of legal paperwork and medical records to help organize the lives of loved ones. Caregiver’s Connection Expert, Nancy is literally a walking dictionary of information for all those facing the challenges of being a caregiver, and for all those needing answers and resources.

Nancy is available to talk to Caregiver’s groups, churches, Christian education groups, seniors, non-profits, professionals, women’s groups, corporate human resources, dementia related meetings, and more. 

Nancy has BA in Social Work and an MA in Health and Human Services Administration. She is a volunteer Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. She has two books: Remarkable Caregiving, and Dancing With Lewy, both available on Amazon.com Nancy has a monthly newsletter available for caregivers and offers additional resources on her website. She is an engaging speaker/trainer for all events relating to the Caregiver topic. Nancy lives in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband John, where they raised two sons, and continue to contribute to their community. 

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Caregivers and the Faith Community: Make the Connection

While caring for her aging parents, Nancy's faith was tested in many ways.  In her book, "Dancing With Lewy," Nancy talks about how God provided for them financially,...

Dementia Support

Nancy shares the story from her book, "Dancing With Lewy: A Father Daughter Dance Before and After Lewy Body Dementia Came to Live With US."  She teaches the audience...

Caregiver's Preparation for the Sandwich Generation

The new "sandwich generation" are the off-spring of the baby-boomers, who may find themselves taking care of both parents and children.  Nancy teaches tools and tips...

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Nancy Poland Resources

Important Document Checklist

Complete this free checklist to indicate where your Power of Attorney or loved ones can find your important legal documents, insurance information, life insurance policies, and more.   ...

Posted by Nancy Poland on 02/06/2022

Remarkable Caregiving: The Care of Family and Friends

A demonstration of ingenuity and strength, Remarkable Caregiving  features the true stories of six ordinary people thrown into the role of caregiving: a law-abiding woman forced to kidnap a loved one, a man who served as the “relief pitcher” for his best friend, parents of children born with disabilities, a woman born into poverty, a daughter who cares for her dad, and a woman who found her purpose in life becoming a full-time, live-in family member to two adults with Down syndrome.   Not only a good read, but this book is also a teaching tool for groups to learn...

Posted by Nancy Poland on 02/06/2022

Support for Women Caregivers of Aging Parents - Video Interview

Support for Women Caregivers. During this interview with Marnie and guest, Nancy Poland, you’ll receive Support for Women Caregivers of Aging Parents including:  • 3 surprising insights Nancy learned while caring for her father.  • The role of faith, and one of her favorite God-sightings.  • Why she wrote the book, “Dancing with Lewy” – the story of her father, Lee’s, life with Lewy Body Dementia, and the project she’s working on now.  Nancy Poland is a humorous, practical and wistful author, speaker and advocate. Caregivers--past,...

Posted by Nancy Poland on 06/15/2021

Caregiving Anxiety - Is There an Antidote?

Twelve readings for caregiving experiencing anxiety.  This is based on Nancy's experience of caregiving for her husband while he was hospitalized for an infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The e-booklet can be downloaded for free off .  ...

Posted by Nancy Poland on 12/05/2020

Dancing with Lewy: A Father Daughter Dance Before and After Lewy Body Dementia Came to Live With Us

Within “Dancing with Lewy”, readers meet two individuals, Lee and Nancy. Lee was born into a large farming family just before the Great Depression. He was a World War II Veteran, self-made businessman, artist, poet, and a man who would give a stranger his last nickel. Lee’s third daughter, Nancy, is practical, organized, pragmatic, a writer, and equals her father in a passion for life. Nancy was determined to take the helm when Lee’s mind began “dancing” with Lewy body dementia even though he resolved to remain independent while his mind slipped away. Within...

Posted by Nancy Poland on 12/05/2020