Alzheimer's Guide - Mike & Me

Posted by corinneh @corinneh, Thu, Feb 28 11:06am

This is a book that changes everything for Alzheimer’s couples and caregivers. It’s a must read about how a courageous couple shows us a brilliant and beautiful way to stand up to Alzheimer’s together at home. It’s an inspiring guide. Through it all, Rosalys and Mike approached each day by living with, rather than dying from, Alzheimer’s. This book will show you how.
https://mikeandmebook.com/

Hi @corinneh, Thanks for the book recommendation. I'd like to learn more about how the book helped you. Are you caring for a partner with Alzheimer's? How did reading this book change your perspective?

@colleenyoung

Hi @corinneh, Thanks for the book recommendation. I'd like to learn more about how the book helped you. Are you caring for a partner with Alzheimer's? How did reading this book change your perspective?

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My mother suffered from Alzheimer's for years, and my father lovingly cared for her at home where everything was familiar, and she felt comfortable and safe with him. (They were both in their 80's.) Almost every chapter of Rosalys's book offers suggestions and advice that would have been of benefit to my father, but Mom passed before the book was published.
I believe that every young couple contemplating marriage should consider discussions and basic agreement on how to care for each other in senior years and in catastrophic illness such as Alzheimer's. These discussions are just as important as discussions about budget, vacations, and family planning. At least they should agree to read "Mike & Me."
The book enlightened my perspective on all that should be considered when caring for a loved one at home, and how you need not be alone in your caregiver role. I'm grateful that Rosalys was willing to share her experiences with all of us.

@corinneh

My mother suffered from Alzheimer's for years, and my father lovingly cared for her at home where everything was familiar, and she felt comfortable and safe with him. (They were both in their 80's.) Almost every chapter of Rosalys's book offers suggestions and advice that would have been of benefit to my father, but Mom passed before the book was published.
I believe that every young couple contemplating marriage should consider discussions and basic agreement on how to care for each other in senior years and in catastrophic illness such as Alzheimer's. These discussions are just as important as discussions about budget, vacations, and family planning. At least they should agree to read "Mike & Me."
The book enlightened my perspective on all that should be considered when caring for a loved one at home, and how you need not be alone in your caregiver role. I'm grateful that Rosalys was willing to share her experiences with all of us.

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I’ve downloaded Mike and Me on my Kindle. It was a good uplifting book. I would like to be able to take care of my husband at home for the rest of his life because he loves it here. However, I also realize that it may not be possible, since it would be difficult to afford the help I would need. We also have lived here, in a large house, for 44 years and there’s much maintenance that needs taking care of. He just got out of the hospital and I’m experiencing what it’s like to do everything myself. Day at a time. 🤞

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