Loving Tami:
No Regrets

By Randy Rush

“Loving Tami – No Regrets” is a love story that chronicles the difficult journey undertaken by Tami and Randy as they faced Tami’s early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease together. It is an inspirational read that depicts the real life struggle of Alzheimer’s, while at the same time providing insights, resources and encouragement to others who find themselves faced with similar issues. From a romantic setting in Santorini, Greece to a limiting existence in a wheelchair in memory care; from a vibrant woman at the age of 49 to a 90 lb. shell of her former self at the age of 60; from excitement for planning her retirement years to an isolated COVID quarantine; this book also demonstrates the love that two people can have for each other and the ability for that love to persevere even through the most challenging circumstances.

About Randy

Randy Rush is a co-founder of Integrity Bank & Trust, established August 2003, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Randy is also a Director and Treasurer of Gemini Bancshares, Inc. and the Executive Chairman of Integrity Trust Company. Randy has over 47 years of banking, investment and trust management experience. His experience includes serving on four other bank boards.  Mr. Rush received a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a B.S. in Accounting from Ottawa University. 

 

Randy is a Christ-follower and the author of the book Loving Tami – No Regrets which he felt compelled to write about his wife Tami’s decade-long journey with Alzheimer’s. Tami passed away in November, 2020. Randy’s hope is that the book will serve as a roadmap for others dealing with the realities of a spouse or other loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

Randy regularly speaks on business and leadership as well as his Alzheimer’s Journey. To schedule Randy to speak at an event or to request additional copies of this book, contact Randy at integritybanker@gmail.com.

“A beautiful love story that is informative for all of those on this journey. Knowing Randy and Tami has changed the way that I live and love.”​
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Molly Pai
Memory Care Director, Jackson Creek Senior Living​
The vulnerability and honesty expressed in Randy's book is heartbreaking, but he demonstrates an unrelenting commitment to his wife that is sliding behind the veil of Alzheimer's. Throughout the book Randy shares his own uncertainties about caring for Tami but wants nothing more than to let her lead the best life she can as her Alzheimer's progresses. This book shows others how you can advocate for your loved one and help them embrace the life they should be able to live after the diagnosis.
CharlotteLong
Charlotte Long
Regional Development Manager, Alzheimer's Association
“Much has been written about Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, but not enough is available from the caregiver’s perspective and experience. Loving Tami: No Regrets is at once a practical and richly equipping resource for caregivers and a powerfully honest and moving life story of triumph over tragedy. We are invited to journey with the author and his beloved wife into the unknown landscape of “The Long Goodbye,” and along the way to find faith in vulnerability, courage in the inexorable pain of loss, dignity in the determination to live life on one’s own terms, and purpose in the reality of a life well lived with “No Regrets.” Here is an empowering narrative of the progression of a devastating disease that robs us of humanity yet gifts us with the opportunity to unconditionally love ourselves and others as Christ first loved us. It is, at its heart, a love story.”
Lane West
Lane P. West
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor