How Peggy Learned about ALZHEIMER’S and Can Papa Ben Play Ball?

by Dixie F. Sellers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/29/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781425941482

About the Book

This is the first book (2 in 1) for me. The book has a section in the back explaining the disease in a simple way to the great grandchild.  It can work for any small child with questions about a person with Alzheimer's.

This book is about a modern day subject, a growing disease called Alzheimer's.  There are 4.5 million people with this disease now and it is growing rapidly.

A lot of people have had to learn about this sad disease the hard way as did I.  There is a need for more people to learn as much as they can.  You will either have a family member get this disease or will know someone with it.

It is not a disease to be afraid of but it will help you and them if you know how to respond to certain responses, statements or subjects of their choosing.

There comes a time when you need to get help from an assisted living.  It may even be necessary to put them in a nursing  home.  This book takes you through both facilities and when Peggy thought it was time for each.

Each case is different, but each has a lot of similarities.  Support groups are a lot of help.  This book tells about my case and what I learned.  There is so much more to learn and situations which I did not have to face.  Your case will be different. 

I only hope this book helps you in some way.  I have added some helpful hints at the end of some chapters.  I learned a lot of my hints from people in my support group who care for loved ones with this disease.

May God bless each caregiver.  You are a VIP in their life.

About the Author

The Author, Dixie F. Sellers was born in Lexington, KY as Dixie Ann Fitzpatrick.  She moved to Franklin Co. at age 7 and graduated from Elkhorn High School in Frankfort, KY. and Fugazzi School of Business in Lexington, KY.  She also attended Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY for one year.

She got married and got a baby boy as Dixie McFarland.  She worked at financial banks, and got divorced after twenty-two years.  Nineteen years later she married Roy M. Sellers, a fine Christian man she had known for twenty-two years.

Since Dixie has been interested in art all her life, it brought her to the place to sketch the cover page and the childs’ portion in the back of this book.  By creating fictional characters, she has written this book to tell you how she learned about this disease.