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My Two Elaines: A Story of Alzheimer's Care with Gov. Martin Schreiber


My Two Elaines: A Story of Alzheimer's Care with Gov. Martin Schreiber

Sat., 9/30/17, 3pm - 4:30pm @ Janke Book Store
Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber has seen his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman who gracefully entertained in the state's Executive Residence to one who could no longer drive a car, follow a recipe, use the bathroom or dress herself. She grew to depend on her decades-long partner in marriage, political campaigns and child-raising for everything. Over time, Elaine no longer even recognized Marty as her husband.

In "My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver," Schreiber candidly counsels those who take on similar caregiving roles. The book is more than an account of Schreiber's struggles. It provides small but monumental suggestions for how to respect the person with Alzheimer's as well as the caregiver. Gov. Schreiber will read from the book, answer questions and sign copies.

Martin J. Schreiber's 16-year political career includes service as a Wisconsin state senator, lieutenant governor and governor. He went on to become an insurance executive and publisher before starting his own government relations firm in 1988. He attended Valparaiso University and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and has a doctorate of law from Marquette University. "My Two Elaines," co-written with Cathy Breitenbucher, is his first book.

Support for this program, part of the Central Wisconsin Book Festival, provided by Janke Book Store and Wisconsin Public Radio.
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Brief: Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin Schreiber will read from his new book "My Two Elaines: learning, coping, and surviving as an Alzheimer's caregiver" and answer questions about the role of caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's. Free and no registration or tickets required.

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