VERO BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) October 29, 2018
Readers get a glimpse of one man’s intimate personal journey through losing a loved one in the book titled “Phyllis” (published by Archway Publishing). In this autobiography, Raleigh Coffin tells the story of their personal experience with the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of a husband and a principal caregiver who had to confront the disease head on.
Readers may visit https://www.amazon.com/Phyllis-Beautiful-Forgotten-Raleigh-Coffin/dp/1480861243 to purchase and learn more about this debut book.
For decades, the Coffin family had been lucky. They lived in nice homes in many countries with good jobs and three wonderful children. The kids attended private schools, completed college, married and found successful jobs. This all occurred under the auspices of their loving mother, Phyllis, who was a mainstay and the family’s moral compass. The idyllic life came crashing down just before author Raleigh and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, as Phyllis was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.
In “Phyllis,” the author shares how the rigors of the disease took a life-changing toll on their family, their time and an incredible dispiriting impact on both their emotional and financial resources. He further provides tips on care, selection of nursing homes and approaches to the disease.
Offering words of wisdom and hope to those who are involved with or are in fear of Alzheimer’s disease, Coffin wishes the book would help others face the ordeal and avoid the snares and pitfalls he fell into during more than six intensive years of his wife’s struggle with losing her memory, identity and eventually her existence.
By Raleigh Coffin
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781480861237
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781480861244
E-Book | 182 pages | ISBN 9781480861251
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Raleigh Coffin, an international executive for several consumer and entertainment companies, was married to his wife, Phyllis, for 54 years. During which time, the Coffin family lived in Sweden, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Washington, D.C., Greenwich, Connecticut and more recently in Vero Beach. Although Coffin has majored in English and creative writing at Yale University, “Phyllis” is his first published work.