Mike & Me
Rosalys Peel

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Narrated By: Rosalys Peel

Duration: 8 hours and 3 minutes

What to expect

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 countless 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.

Genre

Coping with Alzheimer’s and dementia

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“Here’s new hope, help, and guidance for Alzheimer’s couples everywhere.”

Lily Jung Henson, MD

“Pragmatic and heartfelt, insightful and informative, Mike & Me reminds us that Alzheimer’s, like life, is about hope, help, and abiding love. It is a shared journey.”

Bob Le Roy, executive director, Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter

Mike & Me is an important book—an indispensable companion covering crucial insights for every couple coping with Alzheimer’s—and doing so on your own terms with courage, grace, and endless love.”

Michele Abrams, founder, Brightstar Productions

Mike & Me provides tangible ways to ease the challenges of Alzheimer’s and live each day fully despite a life-limiting illness…Inspiring and profound.”