SDP Publishing Author, Phyllis R. Brown’s Book Help Me! I’m Slipping, Receives Endorsement from Author of Memories from My Life Blog: An Alzheimer's Blog

9780989972383-Perfect_cover_HelpMe_04-24-14.inddAt SDP Publishing, we love it when our authors and their books get recognized by reviewers, bloggers, or other media outlets! SDP Publishing author, Phyllis R. Brown, recently received a fantastic endorsement for her book, Help Me! I’m Slipping, from Patricia White, Memories From My Life Blog and Founder, PostersAsTherapy.com. Congratulations, Phyllis! You can read her endorsement below.

“Phyllis Brown did not sit idly by as her husband’s dementia deepened. Using every opportunity along with her creative resourcefulness she helped her husband to enjoy life to its fullest, adjusting to his condition, for as long as he lived. She shares freely what worked for them in the form of strategies and tips along with suggested activities. If asked to recommend one book as a resource to caregivers, it would be Phyllis Brown’s book.” ~Patricia White, Memories From My Life Blog, Founder, PostersAsTherapy.com http://memoriesfrommylife.wordpress.com/

About Help Me! I’m Slipping

Theirs had been a love story, a story of friendship, courtship and marriage, beginning when she was seventeen and he was a dashing Navy officer. It was a fairytale that never ceased—even Alzheimer’s couldn’t come between them. Phyllis Brown relives this one-of-a-kind love she shared with her husband, Bert, in HELP ME! I’m Slipping.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are many signs of the disease. The author noticed some of these signs in her husband, but she completely ignored them at first. A highly successful businessman, a gentle yet hardworking person who never stopped until he accomplished his goals, Bert was adept at hiding his memory loss. But as soon as it was confirmed that he had Alzheimer’s disease, his wife went into action. Phyllis may not have been well-equipped with medical information and guidelines, but she was determined to give all her love and support to make the last years of Bert’s life as happy as they could possibly be.

HELP ME! I’m Slipping follows the author’s difficult yet rewarding experience as she helps her husband through the uncharted waters of Alzheimer’s. From her journey, she shares lessons that she learned with her readers. In each day, she found something they could enjoy together: moments of love, and even fun and laughter. From strategies for helping her husband maintain his dignity to tips on activities that can be enjoyed daily, this book provides a truly inspiring testament to a love that endures.

To learn more about Phyllis Brown, please check our interview with her: Author Corner: Phyllis Brown, Author of Help Me! I’m Slipping, Talks about Finding Solace in Writing and Her Hope that her Book Will Help Caregivers. For more information about her book, please visit: http://sdppublishingsolutions.com/bookstore/help-me-im-slipping/

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Phyllis R. Brown Publishes Book Documenting Her Life as Caregiver of Husband with Alzheimer’s

Through narrative and advice, Phyllis delivers hope and inspiration9780989972383-Perfect_cover_HelpMe_04-24-14.indd

Providence, R.I., June 12, 2014 – Phyllis R. Brown just released a new edition of her book, Help Me! I’m Slipping, a memoir of her relationship with her husband who fell victim to Alzheimer’s disease.

At its core, this is a love story. Brown started her journey with Bert at 17 and continued on for 65 years, remaining devoted to her soul mate the entire time. As a loving wife and caregiver, Brown recalls the final years of Bert’s life and the difficulties that came with them: side effects of various medications, trouble finding the right aides and problems with communication. Even with the difficulties, Brown emphasizes the highlights including visits with family members and friends along with moments of laughter and love.

Interspersed with advice on helping someone through the hardships of the disease, Brown documents her husband’s last years with careful detail and telling anecdotes. “We tried to enjoy something in each day, to find something to cherish,” she writes, whether that meant taking a walk, going down to the cafe for lunch, or just sitting together quietly, enjoying each other’s presence. Although battling through her own stress and emotional turmoil under the pressure of taking care of Bert, Brown supported her husband until the very end. She helped Bert maintain his dignity, and live a comfortable, happy life.

Combining personal narrative and facts about Alzheimer’s, Brown’s book is a comfort to caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, as well as anyone coping with a loved one’s illness. She turns this emotional story into an honest and inspiring book that will be sure to help caregivers learn to cherish the wonderful moments amidst strenuous hardships.  Help Me! I’m Slipping can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and SDP Publishing.

ISBN-13 (print): 978-0-9899723-8-3

e-ISBN-13 (ebook): 978-0-9899723-9-0.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Phyllis R. Brown, PhD, Professor Emerita of Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, has an international reputation for her research and publications in the field of analytical chemistry. She has written over 200 articles in scientific journals and wrote or edited five books. She retired and became a caregiver when her husband of more than sixty years developed Alzheimer’s disease.

SDP Publishing Solutions, LLC (formerly Sweet Dreams Publishing of Massachusetts) is a leader of self publishing in Massachusetts. We offer optimal self-publishing solutions for authors worldwide. From literary agency representation to worldwide marketing – including international rights – and independent publishing, we provide the best solutions for authors. Our services include developmental editing and copy editing, custom cover design and layout, book marketing, query letter and book proposals, literary agency representation, print, and e-book development. We provide the best exposure for your book!