Guest: Patti Kerr, writer, caregiver and author
After a professional career as a writer, Patti Kerr’s life took an unexpected turn when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She spent the next six years helping her father care for her mother. Realizing the unique challenges of caregiving, Patti put on her writer’s hat soon after her mother’s death and interviewed other children and grandchildren who had cared for a parent with Alzheimer’s.
In 2010, “I Love You, Who Are You?: Loving and Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s” was released. In the book, Patti Kerr shares wisdom she gained as well as that of the caregivers and professionals she interviewed. “The book will guide them from initial diagnosis to the end of the journey,” says Kerr. Patti Kerr shares some of her insights on this radio program.