When a spouse struggles alone as a caretaker of her husband with Alzheimer’s, she realized the necessity for assist from individuals round her
PHOENIX, November 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – “I traveled with dementia because I take care of my own mother and my own husband. I want people to feel hopeful that at the end of caring for someone with dementia there will be light. There is not only light, there is life. This fictional story helps me to see that there are possibilities, although this story is not my story or probably the story of the reader, ”explains Sandra Hopper. In Casey’s Village: It Takes a Village to Transform. (published by Balboa Press), she shares a compilation of facts and fictions as catharsis of her own personal pain and to give hope and support to others on a similar journey.
Casey never expected her life to change so drastically and terribly. She never expected her beloved husband Richard to get sick. She never expected to be his caretaker, but when Richard is diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, Casey has to find a way to move forward. Seeing Richard disappear is terrible, but worse is the thought of losing the man she loves. As Casey’s emotional health deteriorates, she begins to learn that she cannot be a caretaker herself. It takes a village to stay strong – a village of support as she takes her next steps.
“I’ve been writing stories since I was able to put stories together, and it’s been the thrill of my life to share part of my story as a hospice nurse, ordained minister, wife, daughter, and willing participant in my life,” said Hopper. She adds: “I am grateful for this trip that I experience with my husband and my mother as they live with dementia. I am grateful for the love and support from family and friends who gave me a village and for my own connection to the creator of all that is. “
When asked what the readers should take away from their writing of this book, Hopper replies: “Today dementia affects almost everyone in our society directly or indirectly. It doesn’t avoid a group. It is important that people know and understand that a new life is possible, regardless of the circumstances under which they are traveling on their journey. “You can find more information about the book at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/caseys-village-rev-sandra-s-hoppper-rn/1137779563?ean=9781982255411.
Casey’s Village: It Takes a Village to Transform.
By Sandra Hopper
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 inches | 230 pages | ISBN 9781982255428
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 inches | 230 pages | ISBN 9781982255411
E-book | 230 pages | ISBN 9781982255435
Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the author
Sandra Hopper brings her backgrounds in hospice care and as an ordained minister together to give authenticity to this story. She takes care of her spouse and mother as they take the journey through Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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