Finding the Bright side is about one family's chosen path in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease. This book takes the reader chrologically through some of the challenges the Alzheimer's patient and caregiver face and then turns those challenges into reasons to be grateful. It is an up close and personal glimpse into a real family's journey through and victory over Alzheimer's Disease. Finding the Bright Side will leave you feeling like you can do this! You may be discouraged with your own situation or perhaps you are still in the stage of considering your options, but this book clearly states the author's source of strength and gives clear guidance as to how you can tap into this same power!
Marlene is part of the sandwich generation, caring for an aging parent while raising her own family. Until her mother's passing, three generations occupied Marlene's childhood home in Salem, Virginia where she continues to raise her family. Marlene and her husband, Daryl have three children, Darren, Emily and Lizzy; daughter-in-law, Lauren and two grandchildren, Savannah and Brooklyn. Marlene attended Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, WV and Brandon Secretarial College in Roanoke, VA. She founded A & M Floral Gallery with her mother in 1985. Marlene has worked as a church secretary, florist, and for the past 4 1/2 years has provided specialized foster care. She currently works from home as an independent distributor for a greeting card company. Marlene enjoys reading, writing, crafting and traveling.