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Former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber to host “My Two Elaines” book read and discussion in Viroqua

Author and former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber.

VIROQUA, Wis. – The McIntosh Memorial Library and the ADRC of Vernon County are hosting a Book Read with a Book Discussion on Friday, April 5th at 10:00am at the McIntosh Memorial Library. Join us in reading the book “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver” by author and former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber.

Books are available to reserve through the library starting Friday, March 1. To receive a book and be a part of the discussion please register online at McIntosh Memorial Library under adult programs or go to this link: https://forms.office.com/r/keGBmetiJ0.

Alzheimer’s disease creeps slowly into a person’s life but never retreats. Eventually, the individual’s memory fails in too many important areas, and someone must keep watch. Round-the-clock care is needed, and that invariably falls to the one who cares most—one’s partner.

Marty Schreiber watched his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman who had gracefully entertained in the Executive Residence, to one who sometimes no longer recognizes him as her husband. In “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver”, Marty candidly counsels those taking on this caregiving role. More than an account of Marty’s struggles in caring for his wife, My Two Elaines also offers sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer’s while maintaining the caregiver’s health. As two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s are women, he offers special guidance for men thrust into an unexpected job. With patience, adaptability, and even a sense of humor, Marty shows how love continues for his Second Elaine.

The author, former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber, will be presenting at the Ridges and Rivers Book Festival in Viroqua on Friday, April 26th at 2:30pm at Bethel Home & Services. This event is free to the public. Further information is available at Ridges & Rivers Book Festival.

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