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Taking Care of a Loved One Struggling with Mental Decline

With Susan Marshall
Posted at 10:46 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 11:46:26-04

Susan Marshall, founder of Backbone Institute, is the author of the recently released memoir, Mom's Gone Missing…when a parent’s changing life upends yours ....a poignant story written by Susan about the challenging journey as a caregiver to her father's decade-long Alzheimer's journey and a mother's lightning-fast dementia and both of their deaths. Susan writes about what happens to the family during these challenging times, and how she, as the spokesperson for her family, was on a daily, emotional roller coaster with associated organizations in finance, legal and health. Susan’s book is a powerful inside look when a family member negotiates the myriad, often exhausting details of a healthcare crisis for each parent. This is a book like no other since it is a passionate, inside look at what it’s like to have a loved one 'missing' due to a disease with no cure.

We are joined by Susan today to get insight into her experience with a loved one's mental decline, and how this book can help others struggling with the same thing.

You can grab a copy of Mom's Gone Missing on Susan's website, Barnes and Noble,, or Books & Company in Oconomowoc. Her book will be increasingly available at retail outlets in the coming months. Just in time for the holidays!