According to the Alzheimer’s Association: * 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. * Every 67 seconds someone develops the disease. * Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. * In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion.
Far from simply being a disease that only influences the brain, Alzheimer’s
essentially becomes a death sentence for those affected with the disease. There is no prevention and there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease
. It’s a devastating diagnosis for the patient, as well as for the patient’s loved ones.Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women
. There are 2.5 times more women than men providing around the clock, intensive care for someone with Alzheimer’s. Suzette Brown’s book, Alzheimer’s: Through My Mother’s Eye
s drives these statistics home for readers. Her personal account of how her life was turned upside down after her own mother’s diagnosis is a touching, poignant and heartbreaking account of the unending care, constant decision-making, emotional roller coaster that takes over the lives of Alzheimer’s caregivers
.Without a doubt, Suzette’s frustration, anger and at times hopelessness comes across in her book as no informational or statistical website possibly could. Through her eyes we see how strong-willed and determined one woman can be when it comes to doing what’s best for the most important female role model in her life. Not all gloom and doom, Alzheimer’s: Through My Mother’s Eyes is at times sweetly touching and moving. One can’t help but put themselves in the author’s shoes. Read more ›