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Elder Abuse and the Struggles of Family Caregiving -- New Novel by William Henry and Frank Johns Turns Fact into Compelling Fiction
Date:8/2/2013

(PRWEB) August 02, 2013

As reports of exploitation of elderly people make news almost daily, a new novel brings insight into the many forms of exploitation, and the challenges of adults who care for elderly loved ones while balancing their other responsibilities and desires. The Crown of Life Society is the work of William R. Henry, Jr., who has written about elder exploitation for The Washington Post, and noted elder law attorney A. Frank Johns, Jr.

“As serious as this subject is, we’ve done our best to present situations and storylines that are as entertaining as they are instructive,” Henry says. “We wanted people to keep reading not just to learn how to keep bad things from happening to a loved one, but also because they can’t wait to find out what happens next in the book. And if you don’t think a novel about elder exploitation could or should be funny, try this one.”

Commenting on the extent of the national problem illustrated in the novel, Johns says, "As soon as the predators stalking our elders are confronted, they reinvent themselves with insidious schemes and scams, emerging even more devious and dangerous. We are sounding the alarm, alerting those not yet paying attention that this is already a full-fledged epidemic."

The Crown of Life Society is a criminal enterprise founded by Sherrelle Sturdivant, who emerges from prison with a plan to train women to steal the assets of elderly people in their care. She makes over $200,000 a year, tax-free, and will do anything (murder is an easy call) to keep the Society going.

Sherrelle and her recruits are only a few of the memorable criminals in these pages. Meanwhile, the Worth family deals with sibling differences, and the tension between too-busy lives and the “We really need to do something about Mom” imperative. A diverse cast of Baby Boomers weighs in with their own struggles, in the “Caregiver Coping” chatroom.

"Anyone who has an elderly loved one is likely to find a kindred soul in the chatroom postings," Henry says.

The Crown of Life Society is available at major ebook retailers.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/crownoflifesociety/08/prweb10983522.htm.


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