Lauren Dykovitz – When Only Love Remains
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome Lauren Dykovitz to the show to discuss her new book and her journey caring, loving, and supporting her mother who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s.
Through caring for her mother she wanted to help others facing similar situations with their loved ones. As a result she has written two books and started a blog that attracts thousands of readers to help them with caregiving 101, avoiding caregiving burnout, and help provide them with the caregiver support that so many families need and benefit from while caring for their loved ones.
Lauren Dykovitz is a writer and author, who lives in New Jersey with her husband and two black labs. Lauren’s mom was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s in July 2010 at the age of 62. Lauren was only 25 years old at the time. She quit her full-time job and became a caregiver for her mom at age 28. Lauren started the Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s blog and social media pages to document her journey and share her experience as a caregiver.
Lauren self-published her first book “Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s” in 2017 and her second book “When Only Love Remains: Surviving My Mom’s Battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s” in 2021. Although her mom passed in April 2020, it is Lauren’s mission to help others on their Alzheimer’s journey by sharing stories and lessons from her personal experience. In many ways, she feels like she is just getting started!