New Every Day

Navigating Alzheimer’s with Grace and Compassion

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A friend on the journey of caring for someone with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's. It breaks your heart, disrupts your plans, and consumes enormous amounts of time and energy. When someone you love has Alzheimer's, you need more than just information on the disease--you need a break. You need a laugh. You need a friend by your side who knows exactly what you're facing.

Award-winning humorist Dave Meurer is that friend. New Every Day is packed with practical information--like where to look for financial help and how to get the DMV to take away the car keys so you don't take the heat for it--along with plenty of true stories from Meurer's own experiences navigating life with a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer's. Here you will find both hard-earned wisdom and badly needed comic relief for your journey down this difficult road. With compassion born of experience, Meurer helps caregivers develop the ability to relax, adapt, and even laugh again.


"A heartfelt and helpful guide. This book takes some of the mystery out of this disease while giving hope, compassion, and a whole lot of grace to those on the front lines."--Martha Bolton, Emmy-nominated former staff writer for Bob Hope and author of over eighty books, including Josiah for President and The Home Game

"In a word, this book is fantastic! Dave has just the right balance of lighthearted humor when permissible, insight when needed, and valuable information throughout--all presented with charm and practicality. I loved it!"--Marilyn Meberg, author and speaker

"This book is like sitting down with a good friend, swapping stories, having a good cry, but also laughing together at some of your shared experiences. As a therapist, I highly recommend it. Laughter truly is good for the soul."--Timothy R. Holler, EdD, LPC-MHSP, cofounder, Sage Hill Counseling, Memphis, TN


Dave Meurer is the author of several nonfiction books, including Boys Will Be Joys and The Hair-Raising Joys of Raising Boys. He lives in northern California.


Endorsements

"New Every Day is a heartfelt and helpful guide to any family who has been touched by the long and painful journey of Alzheimer's. Written in Dave's signature style, this book delivers, and it takes some of the mystery out of this disease while giving hope, compassion, and a whole lot of grace to those on the front lines."

Martha Bolton, Emmy-nominated former staff writer for Bob Hope and author of over 80 books, including Josiah for President and The Home Game

"In a word, this book is 'fantastic!' Dave has just the right balance of lighthearted humor when permissible, insight when needed, and valuable information throughout--all presented with charm and practicality. I loved it!"

Marilyn Meberg, author and speaker

"Dealing with a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and heartbreaking. You need support from someone who has been there. This book is like sitting down with a good friend, swapping stories, having a good cry, but also laughing together at some of your shared experiences. As a therapist, I highly recommend it. Laughter truly is good for the soul."

Timothy R. Holler EdD, LPC-MHSP, cofounder, Sage Hill Counseling, Memphis, TN

"I found New Every Day to be both informative and entertaining. I appreciated the information on Alzheimer's/dementia issues and on all the issues involved in caring for loved ones. It was helpful to read about others' similar issues and how they handled them. Dave's book also showed that it is helpful to keep a good sense of humor and how to do that respectfully."

Margaret Fielding, registered nurse and caregiver

"It's obvious that Dave has truly experienced a family member with Alzheimer's. I'm impressed that he took it upon himself to learn everything he could about his mother-in-law's disease. His sense of humor along with his knowledge of the process is refreshing. I hope many families affected by Alzheimer's have the chance to read this!"

Elizabeth M. Amlin, community relations director at Sundial Assisted Living


The Author

  1. Dave Meurer

    Dave Meurer

    Dave Meurer is an award-winning author and talented humor writer whose columns and articles are featured in major publications such as Focus on the Family, New Man, In Touch, Marriage Partnership, and HomeLife. He is a...

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