Released to the Angels

Discovering the Hidden Gifts of Alzheimer’s

by Marilynn Garzione



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/23/2010

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781936236213
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781936236206

About the Book

A Caregiver’s Journey

Alzheimer’s is devastating. It can erase memory, change lives, and destroy dreams. When Marilynn Garzione accepts the role of primary caregiver for her husband, Patrick, she faces a world that is slowly being taken away. While living with the numerous challenges of this disease, she discovers that humor can still exist in sadness and acceptance in the face of loss.

Marilynn shares her personal thoughts and insights as she and Patrick continue to cope with this progressive disease. She reveals memories of their early relationship and the reality of how even ordinary trips to the grocery store can become an adventure. By realizing the value of living in the now, she discovers that music can continue to touch a soul and that loss of memory cannot erase the meaning of love.

Released to the Angels is a celebration of life that will give hope and strength to anyone facing a personal hardship and give comfort to those who may be affected by Alzheimer’s disease. It offers a clear message that no matter how fragile, life holds joys to be discovered and strengths to be learned.

About the Author

MARILYNN GARZIONE has taught foreign language for over thirty years on the secondary and university levels. Most recently she has taught at the State University of New York/Institute of Language Immersion and at Vassar College. Marilynn is the author of numerous publications in the field of education. She currently lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. Visit her online at