Thousands of families that are being affected by the fact that someone in the family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Five and a half million people are living with the disease right now, and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. While advancements are being made with better medications to treat the disease, we still have the unsurmountable costs for caring for loved ones not to mention the additional physical and emotional strain that caring for someone with this disease can create.
In my interview with Rosalys Peel the author of a new book entitled ” Mike & Me-An Inspiring Guide for Couples who Choose to Face Alzheimer’s Together at Home.” Rosalys and I discuss how she coped with being able to be the primary caregiver for her husband Mike who had Alzheimer’s disease for over ten years before he passed away.
She provides insights and on how to manage as a caregiver, as well as she gives hope for caregivers who may have lost all hope and want to throw in the towel. She gives hope, and this book is a wonderful guide and resource for anyone dealing with Alzheimer’s patients.
Rosalys learned how to deal with Mike’s disease, and during the process of care giving continued to do the quote “normal” activities of life, like raising grandchildren, taking vacations and kept the flame of romance going in the relationship.
Obviously the task was difficult, but Rosalys provides simple yet poignant advice and guidance to ease the burden you will most likely be faced with.
Please listen to this podcast if you are faced with the challenge of caring with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. You can check out Mike & Me by clicking here.
Enjoy this great podcast with author Rosalys Peel.