Cathryn Pownall’s latest book, Laughing Through Alzheimer’s, chronicles her experience as a caregiver to her husband, Mike, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. The non-fiction book takes readers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from heartbreak to humour, as Cathryn navigates the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
Initially, Cathryn started writing a blog about her experiences, with Mike’s support, to make sense of what was happening to them. The blog was laced with humour and heartbreak, and it struck a chord with several readers who were dealing with a similar disease in their own lives. Over time, the blog grew into a book that Cathryn hopes will help others in similar situations.
Mike passed away on April 14th, 2019, at 73, leaving Cathryn to deal with the aftermath of his death. Through her writing, Cathryn shares the ups and downs of their journey, including the joy of making new memories and the pain of saying goodbye.
“Laughing Through Alzheimer’s” is a tribute to Mike and all those affected by this devastating disease,” says Cathryn. “If my writing about our experiences can help just one person, it will all have been worth it.”
The book is a testament to the power of love and the human spirit in the face of adversity. With its mix of humour and heartbreak, it is a must-read for anyone who has been touched by Alzheimer’s disease or knows someone who has.
The book has already taken the market by storm, with early readers praising Cathryn’s expertise in writing a compelling memoir interweaved with myriad heartfelt emotions and humour, epitomising what true love looks like. This is a tale that will make you cry and laugh at the same time and a story that will stay with the readers for a long time. “Laughing Through Alzheimer’s” is now available for purchase online at major booksellers.