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Midnight Chronicles: A Love Story
Nov. 24, 2021
Author:
Betty Roberts
Category:
Non-fiction: General/Other
Description:
This book is two-fold. One, it is a medical handbook for the disease Alzheimer’s. It lists signs and symptoms of the seven stages of Alzheimer’s for easy access and understanding. A caregiver’s guide is included, with the indications of depression in the caregiver explained. Two, it is the intimate story of a strong man’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, from the early, undiagnosed stage one through the final stage seven. Problems, and the methods used to handle them are related by his wife/caregiver, who is also an R.N. and the effect on the children is documented. It was written to be an uplifting journal with encouraging quotes and a positive attitude, hoping it will be helpful to others who struggle with this, the sixth leading cause of death in our nation, Alzheimer’s.

In January, 2009, author Betty Roberts needed to confront what she had suspected for months. Her husband, Paul, was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. A member of the Apollo team who helped put the man on the moon, he was now forgetting how to live like a man on earth. In Midnight Chronicles she shares her husband’s journey as he deals with Alzheimer’s day after day.
Told in Journal format through the eyes of his nurse/caregiver/wife, it relates the effect on his life and on the lives of his family from the early, undiagnosed stage one to the disability of stage seven. Betty covers, in detail, the seven stages of Alzheimer’s and what they did to handle and combat each stage as it occurred. Offering firsthand insight into this disease, Midnight Chronicles shares the details of Betty’s life with Paul, including the challenges, the choices, the tears, the fears, the grief, but most of all, the love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Betty Roberts attended the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia and became a Registered Nurse, licensed in six states. Experienced in Delivery room and Surgery, she eventually spent most of her years in Supervision, covering the entire hospital. Her last eight years were spent in long term care, retiring from the position of Director of Nurses at a one hundred fifty-six bed long term care facility where she encountered Alzheimer’s patients in all stages of the disease. Betty followed her husband to Alabama where she attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and in Tuscaloosa, concentrating on English and Creative writing. Betty’s writing interest began with a poem about Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby at nine years old, to co-editor of her high school newspaper, to publishing a short story in the University Literary magazine. Her first book, Leaning into the Wind, was published following the death of her first husband. Betty remarried, and her second husband’s two children brought the total to seven. Midnight Chronicles is her second book.
Contact:
Diana Appleseed
Global Summit House
dianaappleseed@globalsummithouse.com
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Offering #:
18624
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