An Invitation to My Book Launch (By Dawn Staudt)

Dear Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to be able to invite you to my upcoming book launch of From the Heart of a Caregiver – Poems and Perspectives. This will be held at the Highlanes Gallery on Laurence Street on THURSDAY, FEB 13th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. I hope so much you can come along !

This book is somewhat of a memoir, containing 3 essays and 28 poems, most of which were written when we cared for my mother-in-law in the USA in 2015. The subtitles of Times are Changing, The Decline, Precious Last Days, Gone but Not Lost, Staying Strong, and Help the Healing depict the journey through dementia that both this brave woman and my husband, Larry, and I traversed the 8 months that she lived with us before she passed away at home. Two of the essays refer to when she first had to go into a nursing home because of the dementia.

The Drogheda Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland seems to agree with this outlook, as it is giving me an endorsement for the preface of the book and I have been invited on several occasions to read at their Memory Cafe held at the Relish Cafe the last couple of years. I am happy to say that 50% of the profits from books sales shall go to this local organization that does so much great work for families dealing with dementia. 

I hope you – and your friends who you think might be interested – will be able to join me for this special and relaxing afternoon at the Highlanes Gallery.

God bless and much love, 

Dawn Staudt

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