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Oakmont of Concord Resident’s Partner Shares Story of Dementia with Events, Book Signings

WINDSOR, CA–Dr. Nina Krebs, author of Shades of Loves and Loss: Caring for a partner with dementia, is sharing her story with senior living communities this holiday season.

Krebs’ husband is a resident of Oakmont of Concord, and her book tells her journey of making the difficult and very personal decision to live apart from him.

The book is designed to give hope to spouses caring for their loved ones with dementia. It is a great love story, a primer on dementia, and a self-help book all in one, said Pam Campbell, marketing director at Oakmont of Concord.

“It was incredibly painful to write. I did not want to experience those feelings again. But I also wanted to clarify for myself why I got upset,” said Krebs.

Shades of Love and Loss is the story of one woman’s journey through the shifting roles and responsibilities she faces as an intractable, irreversible disease slowly dims her husband’s intellect, persona and athletic grace.

The Oakmont of Fair Oaks in Fair Oaks will host Krebs on December 17 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and on December 19 from 5-7 p.m. Krebs will be at Oakmont of Villa Capri in Santa Rosa.

Attendees may buy a book from Krebs at one of the events and have it signed. The book also is available on amazon.com

Dr. Nina Krebs, a retired psychologist and mother, has been married for nearly 50 years. After retirement in 1998, she followed her dreams—as a visual artist, writer and music devotee—until her husband began his journey into the lost land of Alzheimer’s. As her world tilted, she intensified her search for meaning. Nina lives close to her remarkable family in the East Bay area of San Francisco.

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the retirement industry. Founded in 2012, Oakmont provides customized services in luxurious, resort-style settings and an impressive array of five-star amenities and professionally trained, compassionate team members.