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Cure CMD x The Caregiver Compass Announce Partnership, Release Special Edition Caregiver Guidebook

LAKEWOOD, CA — February 2, 2024 — Cure CMD & The Caregiver Compass team up to release a special edition caregiver guidebook for the CMD Community.

This all-in-one notebook is designed to help track all aspects of medically-complex caregiving. Made by rare disease mother & caregiver, Emily Lemke, founder of The Caregiver Compass, the Cure CMD special edition contains a forward dedicated to members of the CMD Community.

The Caregiver Compass is ideal for both experienced and novice caregivers, as well as an incredibly valuable tool for affected individuals managing their care. The book provides a streamlined approach to scheduling medical appointments, connecting to healthcare professionals, tracking medications/therapies, & more — capturing all care aspects to stay on top of.


A blue background with a light green-gray spiral notebook that reads “The Caregiver Compass 12-Month Complete Edition” and Cure CMD’s orange and blue circular DNA helix logo along with author tag, created by Emily Lemke.

“If you or your loved one is newly diagnosed, you are likely inundated with terminology and directives that seem impossible to wrap your head around. Breathe. Take it one day at a time — and if that’s still too overwhelming, take it one hour at a time. I promise you will get through this, and before you know it, you will be an expert in this condition, effectively managing it, and advocating for your or your loved one’s needs.” – Rachel Alvarez, Executive Director of Cure CMD Cure CMD Caregiver Compass Special Edition Features:

Forward from Rachel Alvarez, Executive Director of Cure CMD

-Personal information/cover sheet with basic information about your loved one

-Table of contents for easy navigation

-Track healthcare appointments, including providers, specialists, and changes in care

-Track appointments up to 24 months in the future

-Health symptom tracker

-Manage incoming medical supplies, manage important medical equipment information and care instructions, and track feeding tube changes and care

-Keep your own insurance records, including payments made for claims, deductibles, and copays Future planning for holidays, summer, projects, travel, and more

-Emergency planning protocols for your medically complex loved one and your entire family

-Stay on top of education teams, including IEP information and school contacts

-Advocacy tips when talking to medical professionals

-Feelings wheel to connect with your emotions as a caregiver

-Call/contact logs for insurance, education partners, medical team, pharmacy, and more for easy documentation

-Lined and blank pages for extra notes in the back


A white background with a light green-gray spiral notebook that reads “The Caregiver Compass 12-Month Complete Edition” and Cure CMD’s orange and blue circular DNA helix logo along with author tag, created by Emily Lemke. The title reads “Everything You Need, All In One Place” in blue and details an outline of the book in orange.

“You must take time to care for yourself. Your affected loved one cannot thrive if you are not at your best. It will seem impossible to find the time to exercise, read a book, or just take a nap, but your mental and physical health is paramount to your loved one’s success. Never forget how important and crucial you are, and that you are an individual with needs of your own, not just your loved one’s caregiver.” – Alvarez



Get your Cure CMD Caregiver Compass today here: https://thecaregivercompass.com/products/curecmd

Use the code “CURECMD15" for a 15% discount to celebrate our launch!


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