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The Haunting of Lois

by April DeMerski Wise

About The Book

We never got along. We were like oil and water together. Who would have guessed we would spend the last five years of her life together. My mother was a beautiful Southern belle—self-indulgent, determined, social, and vivacious. She lost all she knew to a silent, insidious, and stealthy disease—Alzheimer. It left her frightened, alone, and isolated. Her only true companions were fragmented memories that teased and haunted her. I cared for my mother, in my home, for five years. I know the dos and don’ts in dealing with this disease. Nursing homes are not always the answer but always an option. In today’s economic climate, my book may be the best thing to happen to middle-class America. It’s back to basics. This book is about caring for a family member at home. It’s about discovery, loss, saying good-bye, and survival—yours.

Publication date October 04,2023
Language English
ISBN 979-8-88963-699-1 (Paperback)
979-8-88963-700-4 (E-BOOK)
Genre Nonfiction, Reference, Self-Help
Pages 328
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

April DeMerski Wise grew up in two worlds—the North (Pennsylvania) and the South (North Carolina). She learned at a young age to keep the two poles of her existence separate. She had promised her father, that if her mother was unable to care for herself, she would take care of her. She kept her word. In doing so, she learned some things she wants to share. She was educated in the North and graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. But she has always considered Greensboro, North Carolina her home.


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