Blue Hydrangeas, An Alzheimer’s Love Story

5 Dec, 2013 by

Blue Hydrangeas, An Alzheimer’s Love Story

Blue Hydrangeas, An Alzheimer’s Love Story: What if, after a lifetime of marriage, the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face, and couldn’t remember your name?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dementia Books: Blue Hydrangeas, An Alzheimer’s Love Story

By Marianne Sciucco

Blue_Hydrangeas__Marianne_Sciucco__9780989559201__Amazon.com__Books-4What if, after a lifetime of marriage, the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face, and couldn’t remember your name? A nursing facility is everyone’s solution for what to do about Sara, but her husband, Jack, can’t bear to live without her. He is committed to saving his marriage, his wife, and their life together from the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. He and Sara retired years ago to the house of their dreams, and operated it as a Cape Cod bed and breakfast named Blue Hydrangeas. Jack has made an impossible promise: He and Sara will stay together in their beautiful home no matter what the disease brings. However, after nine years of selfless caregiving, complicated by her progressing Alzheimer’s and his own failing heart, he finally admits he can no longer care for her at home. With reluctance, he arranges to admit her to an assisted living facility. But, on the day of admission, Sara is having one of her few good days, and he is unable to follow through. Instead, he takes them on an impulsive journey to confront their past and reclaim their future. In the end, he realizes that staying together at any cost is what truly matters.

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About Marianne In Her Own Words

Marianne_SciuccoI’m not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse. I studied the craft of writing as an English major at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and worked for a time as a newspaper writer. I later became a nurse. In 2002, I put the two together and began writing stories about the intricate lives of people struggling with health and family issues. When not writing, I work as a campus nurse in a community college in New York’s Hudson Valley. To see what I’m up to visit MarianneSciucco.blogspot.com or find me on facebook, Twitter, and goodreads. You may also drop me a line at mariannesciucco@gmail.com.

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