Gold Medal Winner, 2018 Foreword INDIES Award
More than three years in the making, this book changes everything for Alzheimer's couples and caregivers. When her husband Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Rosalys Peel made a deal with him. Together, they vowed that they would manage Alzheimer's in their own home and go right on living life as normally as possible for as long as possible. Over the next ten years they found new ways to defy and surpass virtually all the typical Alzheimer's statistics. Despite Mike's illness they pursued their dreams, traveled the world, helped raise their granddaughter, maintained their romance, kept Mike on his feet, and found new ways to communicate with their friends, family and each other. They also saved countess thousands of dollars by doing it in the familiar surroundings of their own home. Through it all Rosalys kept a journal of their discoveries. The result is her inspiring guidebook for Alzheimer's couples, entitled Mike & Me.
Rosalys Peel is a Registered Nurse, a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator, and a Gotman-certified couples’ relationship facilitator. For more than 30 years she has been a respected voice in the childbirth education movement. She currently teaches classes at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and has been a featured guest on NPR and The Today Show. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Dan Zadra is the founder of Seattle's Compendium Inc, one of the nation’s foremost publishers of inspirational books, gifts and greeting cards. Over the past 35 years he has written, co-written or edited more than 200 books, including dozens of award-winning gift books, a variety of private label business books, several acclaimed children's books, and six consecutive best-sellers. He lives in Wallace, Idaho.