The Alzheimer's Spouse Doyle, MaryAs the spouse of one who is experiencing Alzheimer''s disease, Mary Doyle is in a good position to give advice on how to cope as a spouse since she has gone through many of the things with which many other spouses are and will be faced. She offers advice and guidelines in her book The Alzheimer's Spouse Finding the Grace to Keep the Promise. Looking at the marriage covenant where promises are made to be together " in good times and in bad and in sickness and in health", Doyle points out that coping with a disease such as Alzheimer's is normally not even contemplated or seen as a problem on the horizon so what do you do and how can you handle it when this terrible illness enters your marriage?
In The Alzheimer's Spouse, each of the subchapters offers guidelines based on Doyle's personal experience on what to do when specific issues arise as the disease progresses. She directly addresses ways the caregiver can look at keeping the covenant vows made at the time of marriage in the face of the emotional and exhausting trauma experienced when being a caregiver. Also see Navigating Alzehimer's by Doyle.
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