Fran's Song: My Mother's Triumph over Alzheimer's

Fran's Song: My Mother's Triumph over Alzheimer's

by Ron Cooper

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Fran Cooper entered a Memory Care Unit after years of at-home care. The change was heartwrenching for her family. But Fran found a new home, with new friends, a new pastor and ample time to sing and pray. Her son, Ron, chronicles a year in his mother's life in an Alzheimer's unit where she:

•Gave him good advice on the eve of his wedding
•Exchanged sweet love letters with her husband of 60 years
•Serenaded the entire nursing home (Fran: "If you don't use music, you lose music.")
•Expressed her faith with heartfelt prayers ("My name is Fran and I'm a child of God.")

It's simply not true that Alzheimer's steals everything. Fran's mind still pondered the wonders of life. Her heart still loved intensely. Her spirit still worshiped and prayed. And her urge to sing was stronger than ever.

Welcome to "Fran's Song." You'll never see Alzheimer's or nursing homes in the same way.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158392573
Publisher: Ron Cooper
Publication date: 05/30/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 134
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ron Cooper, a newspaper journalist for 25 years, turned to full-time freelance editing and writing in 1997. He has ghostwritten and edited several memoirs, including one about a young stroke victim, a six-year cancer survivor, and a Fortune 1000 CEO.

Recently, Ron published his second book titled, "Fran's Song: My Mother's Triumph over Alzheimer's" in tribute to his mother, Frances Cooper. Based on emails he sent to his family, "Fran's Song" recounts his observations of her life in an Alzheimer's ward.

Ron's first book, "Heart Happy: 50 Stories, Poems and Whimsical Writings to Inspire You!," was released in 2011. "Heart Happy" is an inspirational collection of simple acts of kindness and expressions of goodwill from grocery checkout lane to a busy highway.

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