Ron Buerkle’s New Book “the Last Marathon” is the Author’s Experience of His Descent into Memory Loss and His Triumphs During His Courageous Battle Back

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Recent release “The Last Marathon” from Page Publishing author Ron Buerkle highlights his positive attitude and his “can do” approach to overcoming obstacles he faced not only throughout his life but during his battle with Alzheimer’s. The book chronicles Alzheimer’s as Ron’s final challenge, which he visualizes as the ultimate race—his last marathon.

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Ron Buerkle, a former high school teacher and devoted husband, has completed his new book “The Last Marathon”: an inspiring account of the author and his drive to move forward and continue to win many battles, even though he knows he will eventually lose the war.

According to Ron, “I realized I needed to quit teaching and get help from a neurologist. My evaluation showed a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In looking for help to deal with this terrifying diagnosis, my wife and I attended an Alzheimer’s Association educational support program for people with MCI and early dementia and their partners. We also attended the Alzheimer’s Association and Mayo Clinic Meeting of the Minds conference. These two programs clarified for me that my life would now be different, but not over.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Ron Buerkle’s soul-baring novel is a humorous, uplifting, and inspirational story that encompasses the author’s many successes as well as embraces the dark side of his race against this disease.

Ron’s incentive for writing the book is to encourage, support, and educate others and their families during their own race to the finish line. “The Last Marathon” includes the training techniques and lifestyle changes Ron applies to his daily routine. He and his doctors feel strongly these strategies are what have contributed to the disease’s slow progression and Ron’s continued high functioning despite his having virtually no memory.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase“The Last Marathon” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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