An Interview with Dementia Caregiver, Debbie Keys

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Joan Lunden

Caregiving / / April 19, 2016

Caregiver and author Debbie Keys won the A Place for Mom scholarship to my women's wellness camp, Camp Reveille in 2012. Debbie's optimistic and upbeat attitude made a huge impression on me. In her new book Why Do You Think I Call You Mama? Debbie writes about her experience of being a caregiver to her mother who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

Debbie shares about her book :

“I have kept a journal for a good portion of my life for the big and important kinds of things. After my mom moved in after her dementia diagnosis, I realized there was a tough journey ahead and that I needed an outlet — and to find humor in even the challenging situations. This journal made me realize how important it was to share these stories and situations with other caregivers who might feel like they are alone and need to realize that they need to take their own advice."

I so agree that there is great value in sharing your stories and and am so happy Debbie has found away to help other caregivers feel less alone. Read A Place for Mom's full interview with Debbie keys here.

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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