Untangling Caring for Two Parents Diagnosed at the Same Time with Jean Lee

Untangling Alzheimer’s & Dementia, an AlzAuthors Podcast

Untangling Caring for Two Parents Diagnosed at the Same Time with Jean Lee

January 18, 2021

Untangling Caring for Two Parents Diagnosed at the Same Time with Jean Lee

Jean Lee is a co-founder and director of AlzAuthors. and author of the brave, inspirational memoir “Alzheimer’s Daughter,” written from a journal she kept during her years of caring for both parents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s on the same day. At the time, she was working full-time as an elementary school teacher and took over their care. Throughout her caregiving years she experienced the heartbreak, confusion, and exhaustion common to all dementia caregivers. Readers of her deeply personal and painfully written memoir travel a journey beginning with a sweet WWII romance through family life, aging, and a daughter’s first suspicions that something’s not right with Mom and Dad, ending with her parent’s final breaths. “I wrote the book I needed to read while caregiving for my parents,” she says. “Alzheimer’s Daughter” is a beautiful but poignant tribute to her parents and a source of support for caregivers everywhere. Jean is also the author of a delightful series of children’s books based upon the family dogs: “Lexi’s Triplets,” “Lexi’s Litter of Three,” and “Julia’s Journey to her Forever Home.”

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