“Is There Any Ice Cream?”…the Book

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Caregiving can begin whether there is a virus or not. 
Are you ready?

Before it is your turn, before you have no choice, be encouraged to observe and understand the world of caregiving.

Written with such insight and compassion about the day-to-day trials & joys!” ~AuthorWeek

“…Β you write from such a powerful yet vulnerable point of view as a caregiver to your loved one.” ~ Jean Lee, AlzAuthors

“… your book kept me sane on many a difficult day.Β ..” ~ A. Richter, caregiver

Β “… If you are caring for someone with serious health issues, and you need someone who understands your ordeal and how to survive it, get this book…” ~Robert Conrow, author, editor

You are invited to view the caregiving life through the window of a lovingly written memoir, revealed through personal stories, that inspire awareness that  can transform apprehensions into courage and confidence.​

As I moved along the path we travelled on our journey,
I became increasingly passionate about encouraging new caregivers
to find lifelines and support.

Our story is revealed in two books:
Is There Any Ice Cream? 

Surviving the Challenges of Caregiving for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, and COPD, Accepting the Gift of Caregiving, Part One. by  Judith Allen Shone.  (2019)

Did You Hide the Cookies?  Part Two, (coming in 2020)

β€œAs I read, I feel we are talking. I am asking questions that you are answering. ~Dr. R. Hopkins, Adult Learning Specialist


From the back of the book:
Judith Allen Shone never asked β€œwhat if” her loved one became ill and she, alone, and in her seventies, had to be the one to care for him.

It never occurred to her that she would become a caregiver 24/7, without support for four years. But she did.

She never dreamed she would experience desperation and loneliness beginning just three years into retirement. But it happened.

But that is exactly what happened. Would you have been ready?

Ask and read to become familiar with what might be ahead in a caregiver’s life. Gain confidence and understanding through being aware of the “what if.”

 “If you are caring for someone with serious health issues, and you need someone who understands your ordeal and how to survive it, get this book and keep it on your nightstand. ~R. Conrow, Author & editor

For more comments from readers, visit our Reader’s Say page.
Visit that website that talks more about the book and about support. 😊 Thank you.


THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU if you are:

  • a caregiver,
  • someone who supports a caregiver,
  • family of a caregiver,
  • impacts a caregiver.
  • support group

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… for ease of reading, the print is large and spaced so your eyes are relaxed.


  • Order from local booksellers, Amazon or online booksellers..
  • Buy from your favourite seller here.
  • Check library or ask them to order it. 
  • Borrow from a friend
  • Find from support group or book club.

THANK YOU to all those who encouraged me to write our stories. ❀

You knew that I had learned through my experiences how desperate, frightened, and anxious caregiving could be. πŸ’›

You knew this book was needed so caregivers would realize there is support and that when they reach out, they will find help.πŸ’™

THANK YOU.  Judith Allen Shone  🍦


NOTE: All illustrations for book cover, the lilacs, and the illustrations for the Caregiver Feels image are originally created by Tatiana Mitrushova, with license from fotolia.com. @MitrushovaArt on Etsy. The cone of the book cover original by Jiri Hera, with license from dreamstime.com

Each day do something to make others smile and your heart sing!

Please add the book "Is There Any Ice Cream?" by Judith Allen Shone to your library's online 'Request A Book' form so they will order it and then others can read it. Thank you. 

“Is There Any Ice Ceram? the book” Β© 2019 Judith Allen Shone

Thank you.🍦

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2 thoughts on ““Is There Any Ice Cream?”…the Book

  1. It warms my heart to hear your kind words. Thank you for taking time to share that you felt a bit of relief as you read our stories. I hope you will continue to reach out as you journey…lifelines are vital for caregivers. πŸ’œπŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ¦ ~jas

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  2. β€œI have read your first book “Is There Any Ice Cream?” and highly recommend it! I look forward to your second book “Did You Hide The Cookies?” I could relate to so much in the book! It took away some of the quilt I feel realizing others thought the same way. It also gave me great ideas for situations that may come in our future as we travel down this horrible road of dementia. Thank you for the book and this blog.” ~Eileen E. (transferred from original blog Oct. 14, 2019)

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