There are many resource books on senior care these days. And even more on Alzheimer's and dementia. However I like to promote local authors that I know and love! My most recent local author read is a short book by Rose Grant.
I have known Rose for many years because she was one of my teachers at Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth. So when I bumped into Rose at the Southeastern MA Alzheimer's Partnership meeting a few years ago, I learned that she had faced her own battle with Alzheimer's through her husband Jack.
Rose has been a huge advocate for the Alzheimer's Association and last year she was one of the stories in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion".
However that was not enough for my superstar teacher. Rose then wrote her own book and self published. Her book "I Left My Memory on a Bus Somewhere" is inspiring and honest. So I wanted to share this great little find with you!
Here is an intro of the book from Rose:
Jack Grant was a witty, smart, talented art teacher and soccer coach when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 59. This book chronicles the journey of Jack, his care-giver wife Rose and their two teenagers through the next twelve years as they deal with the daily life of someone with dementia. Not only do we read of the trials and tribulations of a care-giver through Rose’s writing, we get to witness Jack’s decline through his journals and artwork. This memoir includes an appendix of coping techniques Rose developed during their journey.
I encourage you to contact my friend Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org and get a copy for yourself! You can also find her on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/rose.grant.5.
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