Rose M. Grant
Fall River, MA
BOOK: I Left My Memory on a Bus Somewhere
BOOK SYNOPSIS: Jack Grant was a witty, smart, talented art teacher and soccer coach when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 59. This book chronicles the journey of Jack, his care-giver wife Rose and their two teenagers through the next twelve years as they deal with the daily life of someone with dementia. Not only do we read of the trials and tribulations of a care-giver through Rose’s writing, we get to witness Jack’s decline through his journals and artwork. This memoir includes an appendix of coping techniques Rose developed during their journey.
BIO: Rose Grant earned a BS and MS in Biology from the University of Massachusetts. She also holds certificates in Teacher Mentoring from the University of Massachusetts and in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Rose taught in the science department at Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth, MA for thirty-one years and at Bristol Community College and Fisher College in Science and Health Technologies for seven years.
The author met her husband at Bishop Stang, where he began his teaching career in the Art Department. They were married for thirty-three years. They have a son, Kevin, a daughter, Heather, and three grandchildren. In retirement, Rose spends her time gardening, quilting, traveling and as a volunteer with the Alzheimer Association, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the Trustees of Reservations. She was a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul-Living with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias.
Residing in southeastern Massachusetts, she now shares her home with her two cats, Will and Grace.