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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Eldercare
  • Language:English
  • Pages:154
  • eBook ISBN:9798350930115
  • Hardcover ISBN:9798350930108

When God Creates a Musician

A Caregiver's Story

by Terrance Little

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Overview
"When God Creates a Musician" is a true story about the caregiving journey that Tony, a renowned musician, and his son-in-law took over a five-year period as they fought the ravages of the elder's dementia. It is a memoir about highs and lows, successes and failures, hope and despair and, most importantly, about courage and love. While the story ends as all stories about dementia do, it is a unique account of an epidemic, tragic problem, set against the backdrop of South Carolina's Lowcountry. While it may make you laugh, cry, smile or sigh, it will give you an insight of the tough challenges that millions of professional and lay caregivers face each day as well as an acute appreciate for the tremendous job they do.
Description
Tony had pretty much lived his life on his own terms but now, in his eighties, things were much more challenging. "Getting old isn't for sissies." he often said. He needed help and needed it fast as his world was rapidly changing due to his illness and age. Help would come, but from a most unlikely source. "When God Creates a Musician" is a true story about a caregiving journey that Tony, a renowned musician, and his son-in-law would take over a five-year period as they fought the ravages of the elder's dementia. It is a memoir about highs and lows, successes and failures, hope and despair and, most importantly, about courage and love. While the story ends the way all stories about dementia end, it is a unique account about an epidemic-sized problem facing countless families, which is set against the backdrop of South Carolina's Lowcountry. It might make you laugh, cry, smile or sigh, but hopefully it will give you an insight into the tough challenges that millions of professional and lay caregivers face each day as well as give you an acute appreciation for the tremendous job they do.
About the author

Terrance Little along with his wife Victoria Agresta Little and Gabrial the Scottish Terrier, now make their home in Seabrook Island, S.C., among the ancient oaks, palm trees, tidal marshes and ocean shore. Mr. Little grew up in Saratoga, N.C., a small town in the rural eastern part of the State, where he and his four siblings were lovingly guided to literature and music by their mother, Roberta Turnmyre Little. Following his graduation from East Carolina University (go Pirates), with degrees in political science and journalism, Mr. Little worked as a reporter for the Rocky Mount Evening Telegram, a notable North Carolina daily and was a stringer for the Associated Press. After a short time, he became business and political editor. Following his stint as a journalist, Terrance enrolled in graduate school at New York University (go Violets) where he received a master's degree in public finance. Upon graduation, he began a long, rewarding career on Wall Street, where he was a corporate executive for premier global financial services concerns. During that time, he worked on some of the largest and most innovative investment banking transactions and also acted as an advisor/consultant to medium and start-up companies. Mr. Little has served on Boards of publicly-traded companies, the ECU Educational Foundation and the Liberty Bowl for the benefit of St. Jude Childrens' Reaearch Hospital, to name a few. Currently, Terrance is busy doing research for another book, working to improve his golf game, collecting antique cartographic art and generally enjoying life.