I live in Hampton, VA where I have been married to my best friend and husband of 30 years. Sitting in a spare room sat numerous boxes containing the many medical bills, doctors notes, entire medical files from both the assisted living and convalescent home, financials, attorney communications, doctors communications, calendars, emails, and many other documents pertaining to her care. With these boxes sat 7 journals I wrote in daily while caring for my mother starting in 1999 through 2004. With all this information at my fingertips I was encouraged by many friends and family to compile it into a testament to the caregiving aspect of an Alzheimer’s patient from a laymen’s aspect. While working full time this was an impossible task, it was not until I was approved for disability that I was able to have the free time to complete the book.
Please feel free to share any stressors, concerns, or positive approaches on this page. I would love to hear about your care giving experiences involving your loved one with Alzheimer’s.