Cynthia Ryan's New Book Presents Candid Look at Alzheimer's Disease
According to the Alzheimer's Association, 15.4 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care for more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease in 2012. In her new book, "Losing Mom: A Daughter's Perspective on Her Mother's Journey with Alzheimer's" (published by iUniverse), author Cynthia Ryan shares the story of her mother's struggle with the disease.
In "Losing Mom," Ryan shares how her mother's 10-year journey with Alzheimer's disease affected her entire family. She also incorporates the story of the mother-daughter relationship they shared and the changes their family dynamic encountered.
"Our story not only provides a glimpse into the ugly world of Alzheimer's, but also shares our often strained mother-daughter relationship," Ryan explains.
Ryan's candid and heartfelt approach, with a touch of humor, offers a personal look at the raw emotion, relationships and discovery of blessings within the turmoil of a devastating disease.
"Through the roller coaster ride of Alzheimer's," Ryan writes, "I discovered that even with illness and the loss of one's self, healing and renewed love can be found."
By Cynthia Ryan
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781491719084
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781491719077
E-Book | 208 pages | ISBN 9781491719091
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Cynthia Ryan is a wife, mother, and grandmother who lives in Livonia, Mich., with her husband and dog. This is her first book.
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