Book Giveaway for May: signed copy of My Mom Has Alzheimer's
My mother, who will be 89 years old in June, is shown here drawing the name of the winner for April's giveaway.
My mother is a remarkable lady. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease nine years ago this month, she is still functioning relatively well and enjoying life. I will probably never be completely rid of the regret I feel that my caregiving book was titled My Mom Has Alzheimer's by the publishing company. I fought the decision but was told, essentially, that if I would not agree to that title, they would not publish the book. I apologized to my mother because I felt disloyal to her...but she said, "Oh, Honey, I DO have Alzheimer's. It doesn't matter!"
Lots of people have Alzheimer's nowadays, and though this book is for caregivers of all descriptions (not just folks caring for a dementia patient) I praise God at the thought that others might feel less shame over their own diagnosis or that of someone they loved because of the title of this book. My Mom DOES have Alzheimer's. And thanks to the Lord and the lovely lady in the photo above, we are doing just fine.
"...God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever" (Psalm 73:6 NIV).
Contact me via the email form at this site (find it by clicking the "Contact Information" tab on the left side of this page) or message me at Facebook throughout May. On the 30th I will draw a name from the list of those who have sent messages to see who wins a signed copy of My Mom Has Azheimer's: Inspiration and Help for Caregivers, a Scripture-based devotional for those who take care of others.
The following comment is from a mom of two sons with autism:
"I was so helped by this book. It is for caregivers of all descriptions, not just those taking care of someone with dementia."