The Stages of Grace
Life and Love in the Face of Alzheimer's
Connie Ruben Kate O'Neill
This book was written in part to honor Grace Ruben as a profoundly important person, but it was also born of a desire to share with others who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease what Connie Ruben experienced as Grace’s caregiver and friend. Connie wanted to capture the emotions, the expected and unexpected issues, the painful times, as well as the humorous and loving moments that she and Grace have shared as a result of this disease. This book is not meant to be a handbook for dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, but Ms. Ruben hopes that by sharing her feelings and experiences, readers may recognize that they are not alone on this particular journey.
Connie Ruben is an entrepreneur with well-developed management skills. She has run several large companies. She also has an intimate knowledge of the challenges and joys of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease.