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Author Spotlight: Your Daughter, Your Advocate

Thursday, April 18, 2024
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Hybrid! This event will be offered at in-person at First Baptist Church of Alexandria and online!

AARP Virginia and Insight Memory Care Center present this Author Spotlight with Bonnie Manns Roache, author of Your Daughter, Your Advocate: A Daughter’s Account of Caring for her Mother Against Lewy Body Dementia in a Flawed Care System. Join us for this free, open discussion to learn about the challenges of caregiving for a loved one with Lewy body dementia.

This event is sponsored by Silverado Alexandria Memory Care!

About the Book

While trying to care for her mom, Bonnie found herself constantly at odds with care facilities driven by corporate policies, risk, liability, and profit. Bonnie chronicles her journey caregiving and advocating for her mother, Mary Alice, revealing the challenges of caregiving for a loved one with Lewy body dementia and the disappointments in a flawed caregiving system. She shares their story to promote awareness and understanding as well as illustrate simple, positive care approaches to provide a safe environment for Mary Alice.

These stories will make you smile, laugh, angry, cry, and better prepared. The lessons learned from their experiences are enlightening. Most importantly, you will relate to these situations and realize you are not alone on this journey. If you are tired, frustrated, or feeling guilty or hopeless while caring for a loved one, this book is for you.


This hybrid session will be offered in-person at First Baptist Church of Alexandria and online for virtual participation. Please select your preferred option when registering.

First Baptist Church of Alexandria
Faith Activities Center
2932 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

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