Things We Do For Love by Vered Neta

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Alzheimer’s, that relentless foe, affects millions worldwide, and its grasp is only growing stronger. According to the World Health Organization, a staggering 78 million people may be in its clutches by 2030. But the real heartache lies in witnessing a loved one gradually lose themselves – their memories, their personality – like a fading star. It’s like watching a stranger inhabit the body of someone you hold dear, and it’s a pain that cuts deep.

But what if, instead of fearing Alzheimer’s, we found a way to embrace it? What if we turned this seemingly insurmountable challenge into an opportunity for growth and love? That’s the spark that ignited the creation of this extraordinary book.

For 15 years, I, along with my sisters, cared for our mother, who lived with Alzheimer’s. She was once a force of nature, always on the move, but we watched helplessly as she slipped away. Yet, amidst the chaos and confusion, we unearthed something extraordinary – the essence of humanity itself. A gentle, peaceful, and awe-inspiring soul emerged once her personality was stripped away, a soul that brought our family closer and filled our hearts with unbridled happiness. I knew I had to share this incredible journey with others facing similar challenges, offering a beacon of hope in the midst of despair.

“Things We Do For Love” is a story of love, resilience, and the unexpected beauty that can emerge from life’s most challenging moments. This book challenges Tolstoy’s famous sentence, “All happy families are similar,” and shows that happiness is a private definition, and thus, each happy family is different. Purchase the book on Amazon.

Things We Do For Love book

About Me Vered Neta

I’ve spent nearly three decades as a personal trainer, coach, and public speaker, touching the lives of over 250,000 people across the globe. My journey has taken me to three different countries over six decades, making tracing my origins an exciting quest. Today, I call Tenerife home, living off the grid with my partner, passionately crafting self-sustained lives, and writing novels, and scripts. 

My mission? To light up the world with kindness and positivity, one story at a time.
Excerpt

Meet Daisy Bach, a therapist who had always been
resolute about not having children. Her tumultuous relationship with her overbearing mother,
Verity, solidified that choice. However, life has a way of throwing curveballs, and at forty-five,
Daisy finds herself reconsidering her decision.

Yet, her journey toward motherhood is far from smooth. Her mother’s Alzheimer’s
diagnosis complicates everything. As she navigates the challenging terrain of caring for her
elderly parents while attempting to conceive, Daisy must confront her deep-seated resentment
toward Verity. 

This odyssey forces her to reevaluate her beliefs about motherhood, forgiveness, and the true meaning of a “happy family.”