Former governor of Wisconsin Martin J. Schreiber has seen his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman who gracefully entertained in the Executive Residence to one who no longer recognizes him as her husband. In My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Marty candidly counsels those who take on caregiving roles. More than an account of Marty’s struggles in caring for his wife, My Two Elaines also offers sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer’s while maintaining the caregiver’s health. As two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s are women, he offers special guidance for men thrust into an unexpected job. With patience, adaptability, and even a sense of humor, Marty shows how love continues for his Second Elaine.
Net proceeds from the sales of My Two Elaines are used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver support.
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About the Author
Cathy Breitenbucher is a Milwaukee-based writer who has focused on medicine, health and fitness topics for the past 15 years. Her interest in medicine traces back to dinner table conversations with her parents, a nurse and a laboratory technician. A native Iowan and graduate of the University of Iowa's School of Journalism, Cathy enjoyed a thirteen-year career as a full-time newspaper sportswriter, highlighted by covering the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988. Since 1992, she has worked as a freelance writer for publications that included People magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post and several Milwaukee-area magazines and newspapers. This is her third book. An avid long-distance runner and cancer survivor, Cathy lives in the Milwaukee area with her husband and daughter.