About the Author
More than 65 million people, a full 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend. Those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease total more than 14 million.
Marie Marley was an Alzheimer’s caregiver for more than seven years. As a long-time medical grant writer she had acquired a keen understanding of many geriatric topics, including dementia. But none of that could have prepared her for the emotional and sometimes heartbreaking demands of loving and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease.
Because of her many years as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, Marie recently began publishing a blog, a monthly newsletter, and a website, and has even published a memoir about her experiences. Connecting with other caregivers to share her personal story and learn about their’s has been an effective way for her to find peace and inspire others who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
Her first foray into creative nonfiction, Marie’s book, Come Back Early Today, describes her remarkable relationship with Edward Theodoru, PhD, a delightfully colorful and eccentric Romanian gentleman who was the love of her life. It’s a memoir of love, Alzheimer’s and joy. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s it will give you information and advice. But mostly it will give you hope.