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I Love You Always by LaBena Fleming - Book Blitz + Giveaway

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One Family's Alzheimer's/Dementia Journey and the Lessons Learned Along the

Non Fiction

Date Published: July 10, 2020 

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“I Love You Always” introduces you to Lottie Mae Polk Berry, a
self-proclaimed badass who battles Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia for
years, hoping to make it to age 90. Her daughter, LaBena, gives a detailed
account of Lottie’s life from her teenage years, through diagnosis and

“I Love You Always” will have you on an emotional roller-coaster as
Lottie’s wit and antics send you into hysterical laughter one moment and
leave you silently sobbing the next. Calm, turbulence, and laughter are
recurring themes throughout. 

Her children struggle to see that she receives the best medical care while
hoping, in spite of her condition, that she makes it to her 90th birthday.
LaBena shares valuable caregiver tips she’s learned, in the form of
beloved biblical passages. Believers and non-believers alike can benefit
“lessons” throughout the book as well messages of faith in the form of
from reading this story. 

About the Author

LaBena Fleming was born in Detroit, Michigan, raised in Ravenna, Ohio, and
presently resides in Richmond Heights, Ohio with her husband. LaBena
received her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Development from Notre
Dame College of Ohio. She went on to earn master’s degrees in Education and
former insurance industry professional, school teacher/administrator, and
Educational Administration from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. A
community education and outreach coordinator for an organ and tissue
of the Western Reserve in 2017. Retiring afforded LaBena the opportunity to
procurement organization, LaBena retired from her position as Provider
Relations Manager/Community Outreach and Education Coordinator with Hospice
vascular dementia. 
serve as one of the caregivers for her mother, who had Alzheimer’s and

LaBena currently enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and
granddaughter, public speaking, gardening, cooking, traveling, reading, and
of course writing. Although she has always “dabbled” in writing; having
Love You Always is her first book. 
written multiple poems and freelancing for a few greeting card companies, I

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