Mike & Me: An Inspiring New Guide for Alzheimer's Couples and Caregivers

Mike & Me: An Inspiring New Guide for Alzheimer's Couples and Caregivers

by Rosalys Peel, Dan Zadra

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Mike & Me: An Inspiring New Guide for Alzheimer's Couples and Caregivers by Rosalys Peel

More than three years in the making, this book changes everything for Alzheimer's couples and caregivers. When her husband Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Rosalys Peel made a deal with him. Together, they vowed that they would manage Alzheimer's in their own home and go right on living life as normally as possible for as long as possible. Over the next ten years they found new ways to defy and surpass virtually all the typical Alzheimer's statistics. Despite Mike's illness they pursued their dreams, traveled the world, helped raise their granddaughter, maintained their romance, kept Mike on his feet, and found new ways to communicate with their friends, family and each other. They also saved countess thousands of dollars by doing it in the familiar surroundings of their own home. Through it all Rosalys kept a journal of their discoveries. The result is her inspiring guidebook for Alzheimer's couples, entitled "Mike & Me."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161552940
Publisher: Zadra Publishing
Publication date: 01/29/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 282,761
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

When her husband Mike was stricken with Alzheimer's, Rosalys searched the bookshelves for a "couple's guide" that would show couples how to deal with Mike's illness together at home. Unable to find that book, she came back after her husband's death from Alzheimer's to write it herself. Mike & Me draws on ten years of her journal notes along with her unique background in birth and family education. Rosalys Peel is a Registered Nurse, a Lamaze-certifed childbirth educator, and a Gotman-certifed couples' relationship facilitator. For over 30 years she has been a respected voice in the childbirth education movement. She currently teaches classes at Swedish Medical Center in Seatle and has been a featured guest on NPR and The Today Show. Rosalys lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, near her children and grand children, just a brief ferry ride from Seattle. She remains a tireless teacher, writer and speaker, and a caring advocate for Alzheimer's couples everywhere.

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