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About Susan Straley
In 2008 Susan and George semi-retired from running and working in George's Machine Design and Manufacturing business in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They moved all their belongings into storage accept what they needed for a long bicycle trip on their recumbent tricycles (reclining seats on three wheels). They pedaled around Wisconsin. The journey took 40 days and was the start of Susan's writing career as she uploaded pictures and stories to an on-line journal.
The Straleys retired to Inverness, Florida, among towering oak forests draped with Spanish moss. The small town is located along the 46-mile Withlacoochee bicycle trail.
Susan and George have since gone on several other tricycle trips, the longest was from Northern Illinois to their home in Central Florida.
She published her first two books in the Trippin' Series in 2019, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George and The Journey Continues - Alzheimer's Trippin' with George.
Susan still enjoys riding recumbent tricycle on the Withlacoochee Trail with friends.
Susan invites you to join in the fun as she keeps trippin' at www.SusanStraley.com/p/join Enter your email to receive a chapter from The Journey Continues FREE and to be notified when Susan launches a book or starts another travel journal. You can join in the fun on Facebook at Susan Straley Writes.
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What would you do if you learned that your spouse or partner has progressive dementia, possibly Alzheimer’s disease?
This is the brutally honest journal of one spouse and reluctant caregiver that “ran for the hills.” Of course she took her husband George along.
If you think life is over after an Alzheimer's diagnosis…
…. you should read this book.
After the diagnosis, Susan wanted to run away, she wanted a divorce. She discussed her thoughts with George. He cried and asked her if they could please wait until their 40th wedding anniversary.
Off they go on a wild cross-country road trip visiting family and friends and places. It was a “Last Hurrah” trip to celebrate their 40 years together.
Susan draws you into their story of traveling across the country and the day-by-day experience of watching George's decline. She shares what she learns about dementia care-giving, including: dementia symptoms; mobility and balance exercises; and remaining positive.
"Easier read than I expected."
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You will travel along with George and Susan as they go exploring, hiking, and riding their three-wheeled recumbent tricycles on various bike trails in the USA. There are lots of fun photos!
"It's an inspirational journey, despite the losses, and I was uplifted by reading it."
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Susan is saving you a seat on their journey and giving you the next best thing to an eye-witness experience. That’s why this road trip USA book is packed with photos that will take you from diagnosis to discovery in 10,000 miles.
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We all have a loved one who is a caregiver, who is trying to cope with the diagnosis and who is looking for a ray of hope. Surprise him/her with a copy of Alzheimer’s Trippin’ With George today. Susan and George's story will put a smile on his/her face and make the burden a tiny bit lighter.
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A portion of the author’s proceeds on the sale of this book will be donated to organizations providing support to Alzheimer’s caregivers or support for research for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Susan and George, married for 40 years, have just returned from their 10,000-mile-Last-Hurrah road trip.
During their travels Susan has shed the strong urge to run away from the care-giving role she has been given when George was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
The readers of her travel letters encouraged her to keep writing when she got home.“Your journey is not over,” they told her.
So Susan kept writing the friendly, open posts that the readers had come to love. She recorded life moments honestly and openly. The readers would open their mailbox periodically throughout the day, anxious to dive into another update that would have them laughing, or crying or just shaking their heads.
Now you too can take the journey with Susan and George. Learn how they found fun, joy, and fellowship despite living with progressive dementia symptoms.
Find yourself entertained and pulled into their story as you learn:
- Caregivers Stuff Feelings
- The Art of Dealing with Bullies
- Levels and Stages of Dementia
- Traveling with Dementia
- Respite Care Rescue
- Dementia Care Training
- Instructing Respite Caregivers
- Bicycle Friends are the Best
- Alzheimer’s is Crappy
- Sleep, the Game Changer
AND MUCH MORE…
“You are an inspiration and a wonder in my eyes. You helped me through the toughest days of dementia with my husband who is now gone and you now inspire me with your exciting and fun-loving spirit.”Audrey B.