Thursday, January 9, 2014

An Alzheimers Journey To Be Read and Shared

TBR Book List
I recall years ago my first instance of hearing about Alzheimer's disease from an up close and personal view. Although a sad story of a young woman whose mother had been diagnosed with early stages of the disease, it was also a story of compassionate care of a loved one. The young woman's father made plans to be his wife's caregiver. He even took early retirement to do so in the latter stages, years later.

Over the course of many years now, I have known others with this dreadful diagnosis that rips into a family's heart of living through a loved one having Alzheimer's. I am always touched tremendously by, and have utmost respect for, those who somehow manage to care for their ailing family members at home. This cannot be an easy task, emotionally or financially.

Today I came across an article wherein a gal shares the story of her aunt and uncle--the aunt having Alzheimer's and the uncle being her caregiver. As I read, I shed a tear. I also smiled over the love being shared in this beautiful family story.

I also discovered that Carol's husband has written a book that not only shares his wife's journey but is also meant to help others in the throes of elder care.

Carol's Alzheimers Journey by Donald H. Ford has now been added to my TBR Books List.

Has Alzheimer's touched your life up close and personal? Have you experienced being the caregiver of an elderly family member?