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Author: Angelia Brigance Narrator: Ali Cheff Publisher: Made for Success Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9781982640569
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Rose is delightful, flamboyant and a widow. Having just lost her husband, Rose's daughter steps in to find Rose increasingly disoriented and forgetful. Even as a nurse, Maureen does not recognize the early signs of her mother’s dementia - a diagnosis that changes her mother's life and those close to her. 

The contrast between the reality of Rose's condition and the "Casablanca Style" in which she lived is stark yet beautiful. 

The story follows Maureen and Rose as Maureen learns skills to open communication with her mother through her mother’s confusion, being open to stories from the past that may be new to her, how to work through being part of the Sandwich Generation and understanding family conflict arising from a dementia diagnosis. 

Through Maureen, you will learn practical skills to understand and communicate with someone with dementia at the early and middle stages. It gives insight into what it feels like to have dementia and how to answer difficult questions without using reality orientation or the therapeutic lie such as “Where is my husband?” when they have passed away – maybe a long time ago. It helps families understand they are not alone.

This book parallels Still Alice's medical description of the illness but picks up where Still Alice leaves off. Finding Rose provides practical application for how to stay connected with your loved ones.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A compelling story that masterfully captures the subtle life-changes of the elderly, while gently, clearly, and compassionately educating the reader on how to lovingly go through this stage of life with them.”

    Dawn Jones, bestselling author of Top 7 Personality Challenges

  • “Written with simplicity and beauty. The story…leaves the reader with a love for the characters and tips for how to support someone suffering with dementia. A definite ‘must-read.’”

    Di Beals, pastor, Canyon Creek Church

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About the Author

Angelia Brigance is the senior vice president of operations for Chateau Retirement Communities, where she uses her extensive experience to improve the lives of the residents and employees in her care. In addition to her twenty-five years of on-the-job experience, she has an associate degree in developmental disabilities, a bachelor’s in psychology, and a master’s in counseling. She has also successfully completed studies in geriatrics, validation, and neurolinguistic programming. Brigance’s experience and education allow her to successfully coach and train professionals, families, and businesses in the senior world. She has taught communications, conflict resolution, and leadership skills for a variety of companies, including Starbucks. Most recently she was a guest teacher at Northwest University. Brigance is married with two adult children, one grandson, and enjoys spending the weekends hiking with her husband and their two dogs.