In January 2013, Tio Stib lost his sight and his wife began losing her mind. He was blind and she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Suddenly, the adventurous life they’d enjoyed became a dramatically different journey. Mostly as a way to cope, Tio began to blog, using prose and poetry to describe their altered path in life. His blog posts evolved into this book.
“My Dementia Diary” is Tio’s recounting of the seven year journey that followed, a story sometimes humorous, often poignant, and always intimate, the story of how a blind man became the sole caregiver for his wife with her deteriorating dementia.
This is a story about adapting to adversity, about the devastating impact of dementia, about marriage, commitment, and faith.
Above all, “My Dementia Diary” is a story about the power of love.
The book will be available as part of a GoodReads Giveaway until April 11. Here’s the link- GoodReads Giveaway until April 11
The ebook is available on Amazon KDP
A note from the author-
No way, I thought, this can’t be happening to us. Like millions of others facing the news that a loved one has dementia, I denied it. But my wife’s dementia was painfully real and I felt utterly helpless and alone.
I was saved by love. I was saved by the boundless kindness of good people who cared for us in our times of need and by the unwavering joy for life my wife shared even as her mind faded away.
My hope is our story will bring similar solace to you.
I look forward to getting a copy. I would also like to offer to put a notice on our Benicia Literary Arts newsletter. We run a story about literary accomplishments by Benicians.
Let me know if you’d be interested.
On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 3:55 PM Travels with Tio wrote:
> tiostib posted: “In January 2013, Tio Stib lost his sight and his wife > began losing her mind. He was blind and she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s > disease. Suddenly, the adventurous life they’d enjoyed became a > dramatically different journey. Mostly as a way to cope, Tio ” >
Jim, thanks for your kind thoughts and gracious offer. Perhaps we can connect again in a month after the paperback version comes out. I hope you folks are able to enjoy the delights of Spring in our very quiet town. Take care!
Congrats Tio! I want to order a copy of your book…
Thank you for your kind response. I hope Spring will bring you some fine fishing.
No words for what you both continue to pull through.
One day at a time.