My Grandma Has Alzheimer?s
My Grandma Has Alzheimer's is a poignant view of a sweet grandma who has the debilitating disease called Alzheimer's as experienced and told by her grandchild. The book employs a sense of gentle humor and facts from the life's journey of one such grandma - Betty Rae. The hope of the author is that others will be better prepared to endure and deal with this "long goodbye" to their loved one by reading and interacting with the book. The pictures are by an amazing artist in England. Joann Sands graciously consented to be a part of this project when first approached and the tone and design of her art compliments the issue of Alzheimer's - busy, detailed, and sometimes quite confusing. The purchase of this book will allow a continuation of the program entitled MASABI, which allows art therapists to provide free and low-cost art therapy counseling to individuals and groups in the Northwest USA.
- Paperback | 28 pages
- 203.2 x 254 x 1.78mm | 113.4g
- 23 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Lola Carlile
Lola Carlile is a writer embarking on a quest to help the world become a more joyous and productive arena for those of us who must traverse her hills and valleys. One of those valleys is the disease of Alzheimer's which robs those afflicted of their minds and then their bodies. Carlile wants to gently share the journey her mother-in-law made years ago in the hopes that others will see the beauty and memories of such a journey that shall prove to outlive all of us. Carlile has been an educator for more than thirty years, is an art therapist, and loves to read and write. Her passion is helping others find positives in their lives and to learn to relax and enjoy the moment. Born in Salzburg, Austria, she has known the ups and downs of moving and reinventing herself in more than a dozen schools before she graduated from high school. She dearly loves learning and often jokes that she just still must not have it right, as she keeps going back to school. She has a doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as two Master degrees - one from The University of Texas at Austin in Bilingual/ESOL Education and the second one in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University in Oregon. Her undergraduate degree was in English and Communications. She is the happy and proud mother of three adult sons and the grandmother of a beautiful granddaughter, Grace, and an adorable grandson, William. She lives in the Northwest with her husband.