Writing the Book – Sharing the Journey

release day finally arrived for Dancing around the Chaos!

After thinking about this book for years, it’s finally a reality!  It’s hard to believe there is an actual book I can hold.  I hope Mom and Dad would be proud of me.  Even after all these years, I want to please them.  I do know they would like hearing about the people who read their story and what a difference it made in their Alz Journey or even what a difference it made in their commitment to those they love.

In the early days of the disease, when I heard stories of others in later stages, I actually thought…”Well, I know that will never happen.”  Little did I know what the future held; I was very naïve.   Many times along the way, I would remember something a friend had shared with me two or three years prior, and reality would settle in.  We were there; those things were happening.  It was hard, no doubt, but at least I knew others had been down this road.  That gave me comfort.

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Dancing around the Chaos

Dancing around the Chaos is now available for pre-sale on Amazon!

 

This book is  simply the true story of what happened on the Alz journey with Mom and Dad.

Why did I write the book?

My reasons for writing the book, telling the true story…what really happened are basically:

  • To help others beginning the journey – to share information that may be helpful to them, even if it is hard to tell…and hard to hear.
  • To make it clear to those who don’t understand what Alz is…it is a cruel disease of the brain affecting 5.7 million Americans.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, that number could rise to 14 million by 2050.  It is much more than just forgetting someone’s name; it is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • To share a sweet story of two people who loved each other to the end. Their journey made it possible for others to witness a true, one-of-a kind love story and raised the bar for many.

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