Former Gov. Martin J. Schreiber, Learning, Coping & Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
November 17 at 12pm
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Join us on Zoom for Former Governor Martin Schreiber and his love since high school faced a problem they never anticipated. Schreiber’s wife, Elaine, had developed Alzheimer’s disease, and for over a decade he was her primary caregiver. In his talk he shares the story of how he learned to survive, and offers advice to other caregivers.
The love story of Marty and his wife Elaine began in the 1950s when they were high school freshmen, but took the cruelest of twists some 14 years ago. Wracked by Alzheimer’s, but with Marty always at her side, Elaine was transformed from the gracious former First Lady of Wisconsin into someone who depends on family and professional help for all of her basic daily care. Yet, Marty and Elaine still find moments of joy through activities such as music and simply holding hands.
He lovingly tells their story in the acclaimed book, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregive