Reynold Conger, Author, books
This book is recommended to those who have a friend or relative with Alzheimer's Disease. It introduces the reader to the challenges of caring for an AD patient. It also gives practical advice on how to care for the patient more effectively and more efficiently.
I still have a few copies of this book in stock.
Available only in paperback. If the on-line book sellers are out, buy from me. I have copies.
Love Unrecognized is a short story available as a "short read" e-book available on Amazon.com.
A cancer patient mourns the loss of her last lock of hair. Her only comfort now is a gift from her neice, a new book signed by her favorite author. She fancies him to be a man she once met, a man she could have fallen in love with had they both not been married at the time, a man she longs to see again.
A strange man knocks on her door. It is her favorite author looking for the woman who inspired his first book, but neither the author nor the patient look familiar to the other.
But could it be? Might it be possible? Is this more heartache for both of them, or is there a way for love to conquer all?
Available only from Amazon.com as a Kindle e-book
by Reynold Conger
This book, by my mother, is her account of Alzheimer's Disease in our family. My father, also named Reynold, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease at a time when few people knew about the disease. My parents are shown on the book cover about 3 years before his death.
Betty Conger cared for her husband for 17 years until his death. The county nurse suggested she keep a diary. After my father's death, she didn't know what to do with all the spare time on her hands, so she turned the diary into an account of the 17 years of care-giving.
The book documents the tragedy and heartbreaking moments that occurred, but Betty Conger was also able to bring out the bittersweet moments and even those comical events that balanced off the suffering. The book is illustrated with pictures of the family that in part, document, the progress of the disease. The book also contains hints to caregivers. Some of these were passed on to Betty by the county nurse or the wives of other patients.
Betty Conger was one of the pioneers in Alzheimer's care who helped found the Southern Wisconsin Alzheimer's Care group that is now a chapter of The Alzheimer's Association (ADARA).
Other books written by Reynold or a member of the Conger Family
You Forgot, but I Still Love You, Reynold
by Betty Conger