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A Return Journey

Hope and Strength in the Aftermath of Alzhiemer's

Sue Petrovski

192 pages
Purdue University Press

The Return Journey is the result of Susan Matthews Petrovski's personal journals during her mother's 8-year Alzheimer's journey and her correspondence with other Alzheimer's caregivers kind enough to share their innermost feelings and emotions.

These caregivers' stories are an inside view into the lessons to be learned from looking through the personal peephole of family members at the heart of the Alzheimer's experience.

Petrovski examines right and wrong choices, which will help those whose Alzheimer's journey or caregiving journey is just beginning, clearly and wisely explaining that with Alzheimer's there are no "right" ways, no "best" decisions, and no "perfect" answers.

Author Bio
Susan Matthews Petrovski has a B.A. degree from Lawerence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and an M.A. in secondary/adult education from the the University of Colorado. She is a retired teacher of high school history and government. She does volunteer work for her local Rocky Mountian Chapter of Alzheimer's Association. In addition to a regular position on the helpline, she also assists an early stage support group and a strategy group at the association. Petrovski's mother died of the effects of Alzheimer's, as did her mother-in-law. She and her husband were the primary caregivers for her mother.