Pediatric and trauma nurse Tami Reeves talks about her memoir, “Bleeding Hearts: A True Story of Alzheimer’s, Family, And The Other Woman,” the candid story of a husband (Eric) torn between love for his ailing wife (Gaye) and the need to move on. Tami began dating Eric while his wife was still alive but rapidly declining from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Alternately judged as the “other woman” and embraced for lifting Eric’s spirits and facing the challenges of grief, Tami regularly visited Gaye at her nursing home even as her love for Eric deepened. A Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA), Tami also talks about her early lessons in caregiving and how caring for others led her to play a significant role in caring for Eric’s wife.
Tami’s website: www.tamireeves.com
Link to Tami’s memoir: Bleeding Hearts
Music: “With Night’s Cover” by Ketsa | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive
I can;t believe how your book Bleeding Hearts reflects my boyfriend and my life.
Every chapter was as if we had written this book ourselves.
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