How difficult it is to watch someone lose their mental faculties. How much harder when this someone is beloved central to your life. Be Brave: A Wife's Journey Through Caregiving is Florrie's Munat's story of caring for her husband Chuck. Florrie struggles with anguish shock anger and grief as Chuck's dementia progresses and turns her world upside-down. But through time Florrie clears a ground of acceptance within herself. And in that clearing compassion grows-allowing for times of beauty humor and profound love.
Florrie Munat spent six years caregiving for her husband while he struggled with dementia. She published three non-fiction books and articles that appeared in Highlights for Children Cricket Scholastic Dynamath Storytelling and Microsoft's My Personal Tutor software among others. She has written over 100 book reviews for young adults and recorded hundreds of short stories and audiobooks for the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library. A former librarian English teacher and university press worker she lives on an island in Puget Sound where she is writing a memoir about grieving.