Untangling Caring for Two Parents Diagnosed at the Same Time with Jean Lee

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Jean Lee is a co-founder and director of AlzAuthors. and author of the brave, inspirational memoir "Alzheimer’s Daughter," written from a journal she kept during her years of caring for both parents diagnosed with Alzheimer's on the same day. At the time, she was working full-time as an elementary school teacher and took over their care. Throughout her caregiving years she experienced the heartbreak, confusion, and exhaustion common to all dementia caregivers. Readers of her deeply personal and painfully written memoir travel a journey beginning with a sweet WWII romance through family life, aging, and a daughter’s first suspicions that something’s not right with Mom and Dad, ending with her parent’s final breaths. “I wrote the book I needed to read while caregiving for my parents,” she says. "Alzheimer’s Daughter" is a beautiful but poignant tribute to her parents and a source of support for caregivers everywhere. Jean is also the author of a delightful series of children’s books based upon the family dogs: "Lexi’s Triplets," "Lexi’s Litter of Three," and "Julia’s Journey to her Forever Home." Read Jean’s AlzAuthors blog post: https://alzauthors.com/2018/05/08/jean-lee-author-of-alzheimers-daughter/ Purchase Alzheimer’s Daughter: http://.to/2rVqJjm (Note: We are an Amazon Associate and may receive a small commission from book sales.) Follow Jean Lee Alzheimersdaughter.com: https://jeanllee.blogspot.com/ Alzheimer’s Daughter on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlzheimersDaughter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeanLee18 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanlee18/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-lee-629b88180/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jeanleeauthor/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/770111.Jean_Lee Each season our podcast brings you six of our authors sharing their dementia journeys. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a word. If our authors’ stories move you please leave a review. And don’t forget to share our podcast with family and friends in need of knowledge, comfort and support on their own dementia journeys. AlzAuthors is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization totally reliant on donations to do what we do. Your generosity will help cover our many operating costs, which include website hosting and maintenance fees, service charges to keep things running smoothly, marketing expenditures to improve our reach, expand our content, and promote our authors, and more. Our ongoing work supports our mission to lift the silence and stigma of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. To sustain our efforts please visit https://alzauthors.com/donate/ . Thank you for listening.

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