My book doing well

Sales of my book, THE OTHER SIDE OF ALZHEIMER’S:  What Happens to You When Your Spouse Has Alzheimer’s, have increased.  My first royalty check was received in December.  I have been speaking to small and large groups about the experiences of living with Alzheimer’s.  I’m available for speaking engagements and appreciate the positive responses I’ve received…

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Growing and Changing

Alzheimer’s Disease is a stern teacher, whether in marriage or in any significant relationship.  It exacts honesty about your own feelings and demands that you recognize the difference in “reacting” and “responding” to a myriad of situations if you are to preserve any semblance of peace.  I had to accept that I could not change…

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Very Scary Teacher

There are milestones, pitfalls and places of disconcerting uncertainties along the journey of Alzheimer’s caregiving.  The first one that dealt a blow to my heart was learning that Alzheimer’s is a fatal disease.  There is no recovery.  There is no improvement.  Accepting that was the first of many frightening lessons for me to learn.  It…

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Not Always Gently

Knowing that I would become my husband’s caregiver had no sense of reality in the beginning, because I didn’t know what that would involve other than the dreaded “nursing home” visions I had in my mind — which I pictured in our own home, of course.  My mind leaped ahead too fast at first, to…

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One Day at a Time

When my husband was first diagnosed, I was terrified about not knowing what I was supposed to know about managing the progression of the disease.  How fast would it go?  How quickly would his abilities deteriorate?  Would medications help, and how?  What would our future look like?  Would he talk to me about howhe felt about…

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The Other Side of Alzheimer’s

My book, “THE OTHER SIDE OF ALZHEIMER’S, What Happens to You When Your Spouse Has Alzheimer’s”, was published in March, 2012.  A collection of experiences we had during the 10 years my husband had Alzheimer’s, it was written to connect with people who need to know that their feelings about this life-changing disease are the…

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My Blog

Welcome. My name is Martha-Lee B. Ellis author of The Other Side of Alzheimer’s. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here. I’ll be using this blog to…

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