The story of a courageous couple who stood up to Alzheimers together at home. Presented by Rosalys Peel, author of the book “Mike and Me”, her story of caring for her husband at home.
When her husband Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Rosalys made a deal with him. Together, they vowed that they would manage Alzheimer’s in their own home and go right on living life as normally as possible for as long as possible.
Over the next ten years they found new ways to defy and surpass virtually all the typical Alzheimer’s statistics. Despite Mike’s illness they pursued their dreams, traveled to several countries, helped care for their granddaughter, maintained their romance, kept Mike on his feet, and found new ways to communicate with their friends, family, and each other. They also saved countless thousands of dollars by caring for Mike in the familiar surroundings of their own home.