Announcing Rosalys Peel's Long-Awaited Book for Alzheimer's Couples

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The recently released "Mike & Me" Book, by Rosalys Peel promises new hope, help and guidance for Alzheimer's couples everywhere

On March 7, Zadra Publishing released 'Mike&Me,' an inspiring Alzheimer's memoir and guidebook by Seattle author Rosalys Peel.

When her husband Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Rosalys 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 to several countries, helped care for 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 countess thousands of dollars by caring for Mike in the familiar surroundings of their own home.

Through it all Rosalys, a Registered Nurse and instructor at Seattle's prestigious Swedish Hospital, kept a journal of their discoveries. The goal was to share promising new ways for all couples to stand up to this discouraging disease together.

Peel said in a statement: "The decision to manage Alzheimer's in your own home can now be a viable consideration for virtually all couples. By managing Alzheimer's at home, Mike and I experienced nearly 10 full years of life, love and laughter together. This book will show other couples and caregivers exactly what we did and how we did it."

Her editor and publisher Dan Zadra added: "We are winning the war on Alzheimer's-it's happening-and one of the most important fronts in the battle is the home front. 'Mike & Me' is one of the most important books to chronicle the changing face of home care among Alzheimer's couples. It shows how the astonishing power of love, patience, compassion and stay-at-home care can help Alzheimer's patients defy the usual statistics and live a longer, fuller, happier life despite this discouraging disease."

Book Signing Scheduled: To kick off the book's national debut, Rosalys Peel will do a reading and book signing on April 23 at Eagle Harbor Bookstore in her home town of Bainbridge Island, near Seattle.

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