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Thank you to readers

Thank you to the young lady on Twitter for her lovely comment regarding my book this morning.

“Thank you so much for writing, ‘Alzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes’, you are spot on……”

That was EXACTLY my intent as I wrote my journey – to relate to caregivers such as myself, with no financial backing, no fancy college degrees, no medical degrees – just an ordinary woman with a family of her own, a full-time job, a growing and busy teenager, husband that worked full-time, a house to run, two dogs and a busy life. It was extremely hard to include full time caregiver of my mother, but she needed a voice and someone to protect her – and that someone was me.

It was an honor to be her DPOA and protector. I would do the same thing today if I were bestowed this privilege. Mom needed help so desperately. My dad passed and left none of us a CLUE as to how badly Mom’s memory and cognitive impairment functions were. It was a fight, it was exhausting, frustrating to say the least. Of course, now, I can look back and my book includes what I “SHOULD” have done and what I “COULD” have done……

I didn’t know about elder attorney’s. I didn’t know about Durable Power of Attorney. I had no idea there was a department through Social Services that was deemed “elder care”. I had no clue as to what to do, who to contact – but I learned. I did it.

I hope that my message gets through to readers as it did to the young lady who honored me with her Twitter post.

I am a survivor.

Suzette

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About Suzette Brown

My book FEATURED - a "must read" - in the Daily Press newspaper. Suzette Brown highlighted as "local author" -- May 27, 2014. Author of book/memoir - "Alzheimer's Through My Mother's Eyes" - publishing name: Suzette Brown. My real and raw journey of being a caregiver to my Mother for five years. It is available on e-readers, Amazon, Goodreads, Nook, Kindle, etc., as well as soft cover edition on amazon.com. I am very proud of my story - and would be honored for your read and feedback. I hope to change and help lives of caregivers..... Happily married for 30 years to my hubby and best friend - mother of grown 28 year old son, happy with my life - and content. Proud "human" of a Therapy Dog International---we visit Convalescent Centers, Retirement Homes, Assisted Livings, Adult Day Cares, and hospitals. She is an amazing dog - and brings joy and compassion to sick, bedridden, and retired patients. I am so proud of her...... Now, let me hear about YOU .....

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