Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber continues the most important campaign of his life when he visits Arden Courts of West Palm Beach on September 5th, 2017 at 2 p.m. to talk about the challenges of being an Alzheimer’s caregiver. He will share what he has learned, which is included in his book My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, so others don’t experience the learning curve he did.
My Two Elaines is a guide for Alzheimer’s families and caregivers as well as a love story that spans more than 60 years. Schreiber’s wife Elaine was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 13 years ago and since then, he has worked tirelessly to be a caregiver and loving spouse to someone who no longer recognizes him. He refers to the woman with whom he fell in love in high school, married, raised a family and ran political campaigns as his first Elaine, and today’s sweet, sensitive woman who remembers nothing about their past as his second. He speaks about the need for caregivers to build support systems and self-care, which are among the things he failed to do early on.
Like many thrown into the heartbreaking Alzheimer’s world, Schreiber knew little about the disease. What he found most disturbing was that even healthcare providers don’t know the degree to which Alzheimer’s affects the person who lives with it and his or her family. “If Alzheimer’s is bad, ignorance of the disease is worse,” he said.
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