Alzheimer’s & Care Partners

Cathy’s guest is Dr. Edward G. Shaw, co-author of Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade: the 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey.  Looking after a spouse or parent with dementia can exact a terrible toll on a care partner’s physical and emotional health. The authors have combined medical information about brain function with rare insight into how a relationship can prevail over the long struggle of this disease. Dr. Shaw is a longtime radiation oncologist and world renowned brain tumor expert whose wife Rebecca was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 54.