Behind The Mask

Behind The Mask, a caregiver’s secret journal explains how a new caregiver feels.

My book was writen when my husband Howard was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 1993 and the Alzheimer’s Association insisted we keep it a secret, since Howard was on the Board of Directors of Toys R Us and consulting with major toy companies like Mattel.

Howard never saw my journal until long after the doctor changed the diagnosis to AAMI (age associated memory impairment) and finally took him off Aricept after seven years.

When I finally showed him my journal, he was astonished. First that I could keep it a secret, and that the words were beautiful, from my gut, heartfelt and loving.

With tears in his eyes he said, “This book should be published, it’s beautiful.”

It took me a few years to have the courage to go forward. I self published Behind The Mask this year. If you would like a copy please let me know. It’s $15.00 and I will pay the shipping and handling.

After the book was in my hands, I realized it had a purpose. Everyone should read the book, know what a caregiver is feeling and to give something back.

Alzheimer’s Disease is not contagious, and there are two victims.

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Give something back and feel good about it. It’s so easy to do.

Please feel free to add your comments and questions.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene