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Barbara Whitman Shares Her Experience Being a Caregiver for Her Husband with Alzheimer's


‘In My Shoes' is the author's first published title.

ATHENS, Ala. (PRWEB) August 20, 2018

"In My Shoes: By "Mo," an Alzheimer Wife" (published by LifeRich Publishing) spans a 12-year period of Barbara Whitman caring for her husband, Gerald, while he had Alzheimer's. The book is available for purchase at:

Whitman shares how, although she had heard of Alzheimer's before, she didn't fully understand the illness or what it would mean for her family when her husband was diagnosed with it. Over the following 12 years Whitman learned how to meet his needs. Because of her lack of knowledge, she hopes to provide insight to other caregivers, and help others to understand Alzheimer's a little better.

In addition, Whitman shares some tips for people who know someone with Alzheimer's:

  •     Seeking medical guidance early on helps extend the person's quality life.
  •     Caregivers should be loving, supportive, patient and realistic as the disease progresses.
  •     Being a caregiver comes with a wide spectrum emotions.

"Caring for someone with the disease is an unknown territory for most of us; it can be frightening to take on," Whitman states. "With understanding, one may be able to take on this caregiving task, or maybe one should not try to do it."

"In My Shoes"
By Barbara Whitman
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781489717733
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781489717726
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781489718488
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Barbara Whitman grew up, primarily, in the sub-areas of Detroit, Michigan and attended one year at Alma College. Her husband Jerry and she met while working at Lockheed Missiles and Space in California. Jerry passed away in October 2017 at home with Barbara by his side; they had been married for 52 years. They have three children, nine grandchildren. Whitman loves gardening, sewing and is currently working on restoring her home built in Athens, Alabama in 1919.

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