Islander Rosalys Peel’s book, Mike and Me, is a heartfelt and practical guide for couples choosing to cope with Alzheimers at home instead of in a care facility.

In this podcast, Rosalys talks with family friend and videographer Christopher Davenport about the challenges she and her husband faced during the course of the ten years they lived together after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Listen here as she shares some of the landmarks and pitfalls of their journey, and explains how it was that she and her husband were able to embrace their  travails together and ultimately triumph over this debilitating disease with dignity, grace, and love.

Rosalys will be reading from her book at Liberty Bay Bookstore in Poulsbo on August 5th at 2 pm. Copies are also available at Eagle Harbor Books.

For more about the book and their story, visit

Credits: BCB guest host: Christopher Davenport; audio editor and publisher: Diane Walker; social media: Jen St. Louis.