Memories from our battle with Alzheimer's disease... More than 5.2 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer's disease; this includes people under 65 who are afflicted with early onset Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. This debilitating disease, which Ronald Reagan called "the long good bye" affects not only the person suffering from it, but also their family, friends, and particularly those who have taken the responsibility of their care. This was the case with Heron and Neftali Ocampo. Both of them were also afflicted with debilitating arthritis, limiting their mobility and making every day tasks extremely difficult. Heron and Neftali were married for almost 69 years. They had seven children, four girls and three boys. Their youngest daughter, Edie J. took on the task of their care almost from the beginning. This book is not only about the devastation of Alzheimer's disease, but also a semi-biographical account of events, seen through Edie's eyes.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Edie J. Adler is an actress, free lance writer, public speaker and comedienne. She lives in the San Fernando Valley, California, with her husband Neal, their three parrots, four cats, one turtle, and six dogs. Ms. Adler is an experienced speaker and advocate for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and their families, as well as their care providers. In 2009 she joined the Alzheimer's Association speaker's bureau. Ms. Adler is a past president of Burnt Toast Masters and in 2009 received 2nd place in the Toast Masters District 52 - Area B21 International Speech Contest. She has also received awards and recognition from the American Cancer Society, and the March of Dimes, and in 2011 as caregiver of the year by Leeza's Care Connection, a non profit organization started by Leeza Gibbons offering programs and support for people suffering from Alzheimer's, their loved ones, and care providers.