This was a wonderful book to read, I was able to relate. My mother has been diagnosed with Dementia, and the short time that I have been taking care of her, frustration has set in. I was not aware of some of the things that I was seeing: memory loss, physical decline, hygiene issues, paranoia, and uncharacteristic attitudes. Not my mother, the strong, independent woman that raised me. This book not only help me to see my mother and her illness in a different light, but it made me look at myself, what if….how would my children cope…what can I do to help them through this situation?
The book was a hard read, because of my tears and having to break to get myself together, but it gave me an understanding.
I was not disappointed by this deeply personal and touching account. This book gave me hope along with the fact that my mom, even with her dementia remembers her God and reads her Bible on a daily basis. For those that are experiencing a parent with dementia, you owe it to yourself to read this book.
P.S. I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest opinions and reviews.
When Your Parent Becomes Your Child by Ken Abraham