TESTIMONIALS

Words from those already touched by MISFIRE:

This book is a must read for anyone who is currently living...

the care-giving experience, not only for the subject illnesses but also anyone caring for a loved one with any serious illness or age-related issues. It is a quick read and, as the author states, people in this situation do not have the luxury of time. It does not offer any magic answer but opens your mind to seeking the help you may need and provides the encouragement to seek out the answers and paths to follow in your care-giving situation. ~ G.P.

A fantastic resource for anyone going the experience...

and for those in their orbits. I offer the family who went through this much respect and admiration. ~ Keith Zeitlin

Misfire is a well-written and informative book...

about a family’s journey through a heart-wrenching illness and their incredible love for one another to get through it. ~ Marie Powell

I cannot tell you how much having a book like MISFIRE...

would have personally helped me during the time I cared for my husband. His Parkinson's disease and related dementia took over the person that I knew and loved, and my daily guilt constantly questioned my better judgment, asking...What would he really want? What is truly best for him? MISFIRE offers our first-hand perspective, as well as several options that I truly believed I could not (and should not) consider. I am glad that so many will get to read our personal story and do it differently. ~ Barbara

Very informative and heartfelt...

would highly recommend for other families. ~ Louise Callahan

Excellent short book on how to deal with...

the frustration of home care for a family member. Would highly recommend. ~ Amazon Customer

This book is so timely for me as we...

deal with these issues that we are facing right now. The heartache and Horrible conditions that the Cappello family went through for a once wonderful man grabs your heart as you read this bible for those like us going through this worsening process, and has already helped us make decisions and preparations for what lies ahead. Thank you Dawna for helping us. ~ Robert Y.

Misfire is a heartfelt book about the...

Cappello’s Journey with Lou that spiraled out of control. Dawna Cappello was very brave to write such a detailed book about their lives Dawna’s family were also brave to let her put their story out there so that others hopefully won’t go through the same experience. This is a must read for anyone dealing with a family member that has Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease or Dementia. I also think it gives insight to anyone who is dealing with someone who is very ill and needs around the clock care.  ~ Chrissy

A must read for those who have family members...

suffering with dementia, Alzheimer's and/or Parkinson's disease. The book provides an intimate look into a loving family's life, detailing the tough decisions that they made, their day-to-day struggles and heartbreak. Resources are provided to help guide you with care considerations, insights to behaviors of your loved ones and even provides links to adaptive clothing options for those with limited mobility. Don't hesitate to buy this book!! It's a short book that can help with tough decisions for your loved ones suffering with these life altering diseases. ~ Nancy Polito

As a almost lifelong friend...

I sat by and listened to the stories and saw first hand the struggles. I never fully understood. Even hearing the stories and witnessing the decline doesn't prepare you for what your close friends go through until you read it. Lou was always pleasant and my last memory with him and Mike is something I will always remember. I also remember the frustration and stress. If I have to go through this I am glad to have friends that are well educated in this learning curve. ~ Sean Yaz

This book is a must read for anyone starting...

down the path with a loved one or family member who is dealing with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Lewy Body Dementia. The book offers up ideas and techniques used by real people who are struggling with someone in the grasp of one of these life stealing diseases. More importantly, the book contains a lot of contact information to people, places and agencies that can help both the caregiver and the afflicted. Misfire is an eye opener for anyone who is considering their options or for those already struggling with the fallout from the myriad of tragic symptoms brought forth by any or all of these conditions. This easy to read book administers a large dose of hard truth tempered with a hand of kindness. I wish you luck! ~ Wendy Doolan

It seems dementia runs in a lot of families...

It runs in mine. My husband saw dementia take his grandfather when he was young. I am currently at the beginning of a loved one's battle with this disease.

Misfire holds nothing back. The book gives a real time perspective on a very real and desperate situation in which just about every family inevitably finds themselves. The struggle that the author and her family endured is heart wrenching but their experience gives my family a place to start the difficult conversation. ~ Kim Hardy

After reading this book...

I have the foresight that I need to initiate a family meeting. What a blessing that we can discuss our wishes for the future NOW while we still can, even as we deal with the progression of this disease. ~ Amazon Customer

Thank you...

Dawna Cappello, for sharing your heart.

Misfire is a beautiful story...

of a family's love and commitment to their Dad/husband. It is open and honest and so relatable!

It is a wonderful read and helpful...

to anyone that may find themselves in a similar situation.

This book is down to earth and so real...

What a beautiful story of this family's experience! It was a great tool and shined a light inside our very dark Alzheimer's tunnel. Just when I thought the family couldn't take anymore, they muster more strength by learning and prevailing through each moment together. The book was well written and very hard to put down. Thank you and God bless you all! ~ R.M.

This book is very moving...

It gives an EXCELLENT view of what the patient AND family go thru when dealing with these debilitating diseases. Many ideas & resources are included. Dawna, I hope your goal of this book helping other families to better understand what is happening with the patient,cope,and make tough decisions without being overwhelmed with guilt is reached. ~ Joanne Wazocha

The Cappello family has shared...

with the world what it is like to help a family member who is struggling. Such an amazing heartfill story and words of support from a very caring family❤ Use their struggle to help with this disease as well as any struggle your family may be going through. Written with love.                ~ Maggie Koziura

It is a difficult subject...

not easy to discuss but MUST BE! This book gives you a families honest perspective, tools to deal with it and maybe most importantly the ability to honor yourself and make difficult decisions that is for the best!!!! ~ Tony Polito

Misfire was a truly brave story...

told by an immediate family caregiver in hopes that others could learn from their experience. The turmoil they experienced during these caregiving years is truly heart wrenching. The provided the best life and experience they knew how to at the time. I highly recommend this book to anyone acting as a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia or Alzheimers. ~ Chessa Bossy

This is an excellent book to read if you are a caregiver or...

anyone you know is suffering from Alzeheimer's dementia, or any other age-related ilnesses. The writers depict true life situations and how there are other options out there for help. No one is alone in this journey. It is ok to ask for help and these witers show you exactly why. Easy read and very helpful. ~ Colleen Spieler

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