New book "Blue, Baseball, Virginia" by Lorrie McDonald describes how to thrive through an Alzheimer’s diagnosis

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Caregiver’s alternative treatments improve mother in law’s condition

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I knew caring for her myself may not be the easiest choice, but I knew it was the right one for both of us.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease.

When Lorrie Davis McDonald’s mother in law was one of these individuals diagnosed, she was face with a choice to give up or fight. McDonald’s new book, “Blue, Baseball, Virginia” starts with her decision to try and improve her mother in law’s condition rather than resigning herself to the fact that her condition would slowly deteriorate.

Rather than sending her mother in law to a nursing home, McDonald chose to serve as her primary caregiver from home. “Blue, Baseball, Virginia” follows the alternative treatment methods she used that caused her mother in law’s condition to improve by 18 months.

McDonald discovered unique ways to care for her mother in law and found methods to handle everyday challenges, treatment and eventual loss of this loved one.

“It was so important to me that my mother in law receive the best care available,” McDonald said. “I knew caring for her myself may not be the easiest choice, but I knew it was the right one for both of us.”

McDonald’s attention and effort to make sure her mother in law received the best care allowed her to thrive despite the constant battle with Alzheimer’s. McDonald’s retelling of her journey with her mother in law teaches readers about compassion, determination, loss and love.

“Blue, Baseball, Virginia”
By: Lorrie Davis McDonald
ISBN: 978-1-4908-5990-3
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and WestBow Press

About the author
Lorrie Davis McDonald wrote “Blue, Baseball, Virginia” in order to provide people facing Alzheimer’s disease hope. After spending nine years to relay the correct emotions and stories from her experience, McDonald uses humor, help and inspiration to convey her message of the benefits and struggles of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s. In her book as well as her life, McDonald stresses the importance of church, community and family. McDonald currently lives in middle Tennessee with her husband and children.

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