SINGING IN THE RAIN: WEATHERING THE STORM OF DEMENTIA WITH HUMOR, LOVE & PATIENCE . . .
Foreword by Robert Bazell of Yale University, formerly Science and Health Correspondent for NBC News.
A compelling must read for caregivers and their families. . . .
Two caregivers chronicle the last three years of their husbands’ dementia. Vicky and Ann tell their story as they act as each other’s support system through countless e-mails and journal entries. Parts of the book are surprisingly comical, poignant, and understandably tragic. The reader follows the authors from their meeting and bonding to their husbands’ deaths and beyond.
The second part of the book is a primer for every caregiver’s arsenal. It is full of no-nonsense tips and ideas. They run the gamut from picking the right doctor, working through the maze of financial issues, and aids for getting through each challenge, to the search for a good nursing home and the documents needed when applying for Medicaid.
The book is being published on the two year anniversary of the husband’s deaths. It is a tribute to the courage and dignity of two very special men.