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Nancy J. Day’s New Book Mom Has Alzheimer's: A Guide for Caregivers

Morristown, TN, January 08, 2024 — Fulton Books author Nancy J. Day, a loving mother and grandmother who holds a BSN from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, has completed her most recent book, “Mom Has Alzheimer’s: A Guide for Caregivers”: a powerful account of the author’s experience as a caregiver for her mother as she suffered from Alzheimer’s.

In 1976, author Nancy J. Day began working at the Sarasota County Health Department as a public health nurse, later transferring to the Tennessee Department of Health after four years. She graduated from the OB-GYN certificate program from Emory University in 1994 and later completed the online program for her master’s degree as a woman’s health nurse practitioner at Drexel University in Philadelphia, graduating magna cum laude in December 2008. After twenty-six years of working in the public health field, Day retired in 2019, though her work as a caregiver continued as she began to care for her mother.

“We had many challenges and struggles along the way. Not just my mom, but also me!” writes Day. “I have written the story but also have added special sections for caregivers to learn along the way. It offers tips on providing care for various issues such as behavior issues, sleeping issues, eating problems, depression, taking care of bed-bound parents, etc., and also taking care of yourself while caregiving.

“Caregiving is very hard work! Women who care for Alzheimer’s patients are at an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s themselves. Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients are women! If a wife’s husband gets Alzheimer’s and she takes care of him, she is at a six times greater risk to develop Alzheimer’s herself. I have also included resources for caregivers to find help.”

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