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Saturday, March 22, 2014

BOOK TOUR & Giveaway - I Will Never Forget: A Daughter's Story of Her Mother's Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Dementia by Elaine C Pereira

I Will Never Forget is the incredible true story of the author’s talented mother’s poignant and humorous journey through Dementia. From superb stories of Elaine's childhood, her controversial name, tales of smoking’ dragons, the feisty teenage years and a near paralyzing accident, her mother Betty Ward’s wonderful character is revealed.

Over time, as their relationship evolves and a new paradigm is formed, Betty begins to exhibit goofy actions, uncharacteristic verbal assaults and bizarre thinking. Although clearly mystified by her mother’s irrational behaviors, Elaine does not initially appreciate the extent of Betty’s mental decline. Her mother’s amazing ability to mask the truth clouds Elaine’s vision and prolongs her denial until one cataclysmic explosion of reality over an innocuous drapery rod launches a waterfall of destructive events.

As her mother’s brilliant mind is steadily destroyed by Dementia’s insatiable appetite for brain cells, Elaine accompanies her mother on her one-way journey through Alzheimer’s mystifying haze. Elaine cherishes her mother’s fascinating visions of her own mother, masterful Houdini-like disappearances and finally a stunning rally to take control of her own destiny.

I Will Never Forget is a heartwarming, humorous, honest and deeply moving story pertinent to everyone touched by the insidious effects of Dementia. Learn from Elaine's unwitting mistakes as she weaves her way through her mother’s unpredictable disease to capture insightful and effective intervention strategies.

The author donates a portion of every book sold to Alzheimer's research "in part so that my daughter's don't have to write a book about me one day."

#1 Best Seller in medical Biographies and Memoirs (Kindle) Amazon March 2014
 #1 Best Seller in Medical Professional Biographies (Books) Amazon March 2014

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About the Author
Elaine C. Pereira is a retired school occupational therapist who worked with special needs children. She earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Wayne State University and later completed her master’s degree. She also has completed courses as a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Caregiver, CDP. CDC.

Elaine and her husband Joseph live in southeastern Michigan with their cat, Snoopy, and two big dogs, Bailey and Maddee. Together they have five adult children; Joe’s three sons and Elaine’s twin daughters, five young grandchildren and a teenage granddaughter. Life is good again.



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"She was a kind, brilliant and talented person all of her life until Alzheimer's took hold leaving an agitated, bewildered and compromised woman in its wake. I was NOT the easy kid to raise, that would have been my brother. But after a decade of great personal sacrifice and unspeakable losses, Mom started her descent into dementia. I stepped up as she slid down, grateful to give back to the woman who once gave so much!" - author Elaine C Pereira

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NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY

 

5 Lucky Winners will each win a Signed Book of I Will Never Forget
Open to US or ebook for Worldwide winners
Ending on Sunday 15th June at 11.59pm EST


Enter Below and Good Luck !!


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6 comments:

  1. I learned that there are many diseases that cause Dementia.

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  2. There are around 800,000 people in the UK with dementia. It mainly affects people over the age of 65 (one in 14 people in this age group have dementia), and the likelihood of developing dementia increases significantly with age.

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  3. Becoming a bit more forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia.

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  4. That a healthy diet can help decrease the risk of dementia. Maybe not much, but at least this is one thing a person can do against the diseases causing dementia.

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  5. First a sincere thank you to the reviewers, bloggers and giveaway contestants of Beck Valley Book Tours in behalf of I Will Never Forget. I was impressed with the organization, promises kept, quality and sincerity of the review posts.

    And in reply to the above comments:

    Darla, indeed there are many other causes of dementia other than Alzheimer's. They are often treatable (like a medication imbalance) except for Alzheimer's. Of the top 10 diseases affecting adults, Alzheimer's is the ONLY one without prevention, treatment or a cure.

    Csilla: Along with a healthy diet, exercise and interestingly being social is known to be helpful.

    Mai Tran: Currently 50% of people over age 85 have some form of dementia.

    bn100: Spot on! Just because you can't find your car keys (again) doesn't mean your have Alzheimer's.

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    1. Thanks so much Elaine, this book will be a comfort to many readers as well as enjoying your touches of humour too x Wishing you all the very best for the future xx

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