An Interview with Dementia Caregiver, Debbie Keys
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.