KittyTurner got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Misty Violet Cover for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Book
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It's Not That Simple: Helping families make the best decisions for their loved one with Alzheimer's
There are several books on Alzheimer’s written by doctors, nurses, and even caregivers. However, there are very few books written by a family member who has lived through years of Alzheimer’s decisions, emotions, frustrations, and sadness and wants to share their story. Pam Ostrowski started her journey with her mother in 2001, with little knowledge of the impact Alzheimer’s would have on their lives over the next 14 years. Using her decades’ long background in scientific and technical communications, Ms. Ostrowski was able to find creative ways to communicate with her mother once Alzheimer’s took her speech and instruction processing away in 2008. It also meant that Ms. Ostrowski was immersed into the world of doctors’ appointments, assisted and memory care living, and acting as her mother’s shield and sword, representing her wishes and being her voice along with her father until his passing in 2011. Ms. Ostrowski uses her 35 years of writing experience to capture the day-to-day life of a person with Alzheimer’s and provides guidance based on her real life experiences in a gentle, relatable way that ensures others will benefit from her knowledge. It is her intent that in writing this book, she helps countless others navigate the rough seas of the Alzheimer’s journey a bit more easily.
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, be prepared for anything — it can be a shocking disease. Pam Ostrowski’s guidebook It’s Not That Simple walks you through what can happen and prepares you for the challenges you will face. Seemingly small tasks like who’s going to make the doctor's appointments or who’s going to give haircuts can become overwhelming without proper planning and support. This book provides practical tips, conversation starters, and coping tools for caring for those with Alzheimer’s. This foreknowledge allows you to anticipate the future and avoid frustration, burnout, and compassion fatigue. Your role as a family member or close friend is critical. This book will help you make the best legal, logistical, physical, and emotional decisions. Learn how to communicate with Alzheimer’s sufferers, what treatment options are available, and what the stages of Alzheimer’s disease are. The more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to care for your loved one and offer support to everyone involved. Join Pam as she shares her personal story of caring for her mother with compassion, empathy, and dignity, while also acting as her mother’s shield, sword, and voice for 14 years.
Linda is a full-time professional in upper management in her mid to late 50s with aging parents. She has two grown children in their 20s who are just starting out in the adult world. She is married and her husband has two aging parents as well.
Images of brain/mind and caregiving. Mottled tones, mist, purples with grey. Simple design.
What to avoid
Not busy. No faces. Hands okay but no faces.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
KittyTurner collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Excellent experience. Studio02 does great work and can be really creative. Communication is easy and he stays with you till you are satisfied. I highly recommend Studio02.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
New homeowners in the USA Millennials Millennial couples (no kids)
Lovers of Clive Cussler, James Rollins and Wilbur Smith
Christian Millenials. Both male and female. The book cover must be modern and inspiring.
Women and men with an interest in science, technology, history and romance. People with a college degree, who enjoy watc
Adults interested in Self-Help or who are struggling with anger. Mostly those with masculine energy.
Women in the age range of 25-40.
Christian Audience, Nurses and health care workers