Beverly Bigtree Murphy


Beverly Bigtree Murphy is a certified rehabilitation counselor and former caregiver to her husband who had Alzheimer’s Disease. She is the author of "He Used to Be Somebody: A Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease Through the Eyes of a Caregiver." Her unique experience as a mental health professional and hands-on caregiver is combined with a spiritual orientation that is both practical and insightful. Beverly often brings ideas and examples from her Native American heritage to help caregivers understand themselves and their roles as caregivers. She also publishes articles on her own website, Incontinence Care for Alzheimer’s Families: Understanding and finding creative solutions to the behaviors that challenge caregivers.