Alzheimer's Wife: A Caregiver's Journey from Endurance to Resilience
Alzheimer's Wife: A Caregiver's Journey from Endurance to Resilience, is a book by Barbara Jensen that explores her journey after her husband's diagnosis with Alzheimer's.
About Alzheimer's Wife: A Caregiver's Journey from Endurance to Resilience
When Jensen’s husband of nearly fifty years was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her whole life changed, from mutual partner to primary caregiver.
In Alzheimer’s Wife, follow her journey through a process of loss and suffering. Experience a vibrant and loving relationship stretched to the breaking point, due to the deteriorating effects of this disease. Follow her as, in distress, she was falling apart – to the point of wanting to end her life.
But despite the hurt, loneliness and painful endurance, Jensen came through to the other side. She emerged from utter despair to acceptance, with a deeper understanding of herself, and appreciation of the world around her. Jensen developed resilience, and built a new life for herself on this journey.
This book is just one person’s story, but the intention is to offer understanding, sympathy and encouragement to all who feel alone as the caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
If you are walking through this process, or know someone who is, then this book is for you.
About the Author:
Barbara Jensen was born in Germany and met and married her husband Kaj in Calgary, AB. She worked as a Recreation Therapist until her retirement in 1990, and became Kaj’s full-time caregiver in 2009. She and Kaj celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in 2020.