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Woman's Legacy of Alzheimer's Turns Into Legacy of Hope

Contact: Abigail Davidson, Publicist, WinePress Publishing, 360-802-9758, abigail@winepresspublishing.com

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Oct. 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Life Lessons for Caregivers" chronicles Darlene Saunders's journey through her husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and offers a personal touch from someone who's been in the valley of AD multiple times and has still retained joy and hope.

"I'm passionate about how God prepared me and got me through the caregiving process," says Saunders. When her husband, Larry, was diagnosed with AD, Saunders had just gone through her mother's battle with the disease. Instead of giving into despair and self-pity, Saunders realized that God had been preparing her for the role of caregiver. "Recognizing God's purpose for my life sustained me," says Saunders.

As a retired school teacher, Saunders approaches life like a school, and "Life Lessons for Caregivers" reflects this. Each chapter is another "class" which teaches the reader something new about the caregiving journey.

"God has been good to me in taking me through the school of caregiving, from kindergarten through college level," says Saunders.

"Life Lessons for Caregivers" provides a positive, faith-based approach to a growing problem with our aging population.

"Alzheimer's is definitely on the increase," says Saunders, "and progress in understanding its source is slow in coming. As our population ages, Alzheimer's and other diseases needing elder care will increase."

Saunders's book seeks to show how it's possible to survive and thrive both emotionally and spiritually on the caregiver journey.

"Darlene captures the heartbreak of this tragic disease both from the patient's and the caregiver's point of view," says author Sharon K. Souza. "This is a valuable tool for anyone whose life is touched by AD."

Jim Bursey, Administrator at Meadow View Manor, says, "Darlene Saunders has shown the way for others to enter and experience the ravages of Alzheimer's at a profound heart level -- not just a place of emotion and sentiment, but a focus point where the human spirit is transformed in her close walk with God."

For more information, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview, please contact Abigail Davidson by phone at 360-802-9758, by email at abigail@winepresspublishing.com, or by fax at 360-802-9992. To purchase a copy of this book visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877-421-7323.