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.