Currently, more than 29,000 people in Hawai‘i are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 65,000 family members and friends are providing their care, according the the Alzheimer’s Association website (www.alz.org/hawaii).
Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing offers Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion, a collection of personal stories of love and lessons written by caregivers especially for caregivers. This joint project with the Alzheimer’s Association aims to provide support, advice, encouragement and comfort for caregivers, as well as those living with Alzheimer’s. Chapters includes stories that touch on topics such as, what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s, advice from other families, keeping marriages strong and loving, the role of laughter, and powerful music and art therapies. The book is full of heartfelt reflections and heart wrenching truths told by those who have endured seeing a loved one in the clutches of a cruel thief.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion by Amy Newmark and Angela Geiger All royalties go to the Alzheimer’s Association. The book is available at most bookstores and online.