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Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver: A Unique Compassionate Perspective for all those who care for those with Alzheimer’s

 

Governor Martin J. Schreiber

 
Author and former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber shares lessons from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease and is currently living in assisted living in Wisconsin. Gov. Schreiber knows from personal experience the joy and challenges of caring for those with Alzheimer’s – his empathy for what assisted living caregivers experience on a daily basis provides unique deep and compassionate empathy. As he has said publicly, “Caregivers are heroes.”


He candidly describes his challenges and missteps, and highlights how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice inspire other caregivers like you to find patience, courage and love as they climb the Alzheimer’s mountain. Schreiber’s acclaimed book My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver will be available for purchase today for $15. Net proceeds will be used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver support.

 

About the Presenter: Gov. Martin J. Schreiber

 
Former Governor Martin J. Schreiber is Wisconsin’s leading crusader for Alzheimer’s caregivers, with a focus on improving understanding of Alzheimer’s impact on caregivers’ health. His significant commitment of resources, both financial and personal, helped the Alzheimer’s Association launch Operation Stronger Together in 2015. This program has been highly successful in connecting caregivers and families throughout Southeast Wisconsin with assistance that can help them learn, cope, and survive the heroics of caregiving.

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