Inspiring Family Story – Geralyn (Geri) Eberle Olayan’s Newly Released Book Shares the Heartfelt Journey of an Alzheimer’s Patient

Dallas, Texas, USA – Geralyn (Geri) Eberle Olayan has released her new book, Grama’s Buttons: An Inspirational Alzheimer’s Story. The book shares Geri and her family’s story as they cared for their 83-year-old grandmother who was blind and later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Not only does the book share heartfelt moments the family spent with ‘Grama’ and the times she told fascinating stories; it also sheds an honest light on the trials and tribulations of caring for a family member with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s.

Geralyn (Geri) Eberle Olayan is a woman of many professions and abundant experiences in life. With everything she does, her main goal is to proactively help people, and put smiles on their faces. Be it family, friends, or someone she just met, she has made it her life’s mission to nurture the people she comes in contact with. While she is now a grandmother herself of 70 grandchildren (yes, 70!), she has written this new book as an ode to honor her husband’s grandmother, ‘Grama Mary’ who spent her last years with Geri and her family. Grama was 83-years-old when doctors had given her only 2 months to live. Those 2 months turned into 12 years with Geri’s family and today they still reminisce on the wonderful memories and life lessons she taught them.

The book title Grama’s Buttons refers to the jar of buttons that Grama always had in her possession and that she loved adding new buttons to. Although blind, she would feel the buttons in her fingertips and collect new ones wherever and whenever she could. This book sheds a completely raw and unfiltered light on the lives of a family that, on top of its own share of struggles, decided to care for an ailing family member in the name of love. It turned out to be one of the best, most unifying experiences of their lives. Alongside important life lessons and heartfelt stories, the book also shares highly practical advice for people who have family members struggling with Alzheimer’s.

Geralyn (Geri) Eberle Olayan is available for interviews.

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