"The Other Side of Alzheimer's," a Caregiver's Story

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Angie has a unique tale as an Afro-American woman growing up in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights in the 1950’s. Despite the racial mix, neighbors respected and even loved each other. The struggles of discrimination and bigotry that were a focus in America at that time were absent from her neighborhood.

Author Marietta A. Harris debuts The Other Side of Alzheimer’s, (Trade Paperback; November 2009: 978-0-615-32820-1; $15.95), a memoir of the emotional challenges of becoming a caregiver. Today, circumstances are forcing many more of us to take care of relatives, a role we never expected, nor are prepared to handle emotionally.

"When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I could not find a step-by-step book to explain what caregivers need to know and how to deal with the emotions of having your life drastically changed. I know this story; I lived it. Who better to help others understand what happens to them while being a caregiver? I found as I wrote this book that I released emotions I had forgotten having. I began to heal. I can tell you this: the more caregivers suppress feelings, the less chance they have to survive the process intact."

About the Book

We watch Angie grow up to be a well- educated, gifted young woman. Her family never struggles to make ends meet. This story is an in-depth look at how her life changes, not from outside forces, but from those within her own family.

About the Author

An accomplished musician and vocalist, Marietta A. Harris is a native San Franciscan who has traveled the globe and lived in Europe. Passionate on a subject that millions of us deal with daily, Ms Harris shares her story of her own changed life and how she has broken through to the Other Side of Alzheimer’s. Ms. Harris’ book is currently available through Lulu.com on paperback and downloads. It can also be purchased through her website at http://www.mariettaharris.com. It will soon be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. As of the date of this release, her book-signing and motivational speaking schedule has not been finalized.

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