Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Book Review: Alzheimer's Through My Mother's Eyes by Suzette Brown #bookreview
Book Review for: Alzheimer's Through My Mother's Eyes
Written By: Suzette Brown
Avail as: an ebook
Emotional and Poignant
Brown shares her emotional story about Alzheimer's and how it takes a toll on a family physically and mentally. Dementia/Alzheimer's is a disease that progressively gets worse, destroying the brain's memories, making it hard for the person afflicted to do basic care for themselves or do upkeep on their living space. It becomes difficult for the afflicted person to feed themselves or remember family members. Brown's heartbreaking story relates how challenging it is not only for those afflicted, but for those who provide care.
Brown details how important it is to have support already in place before Alzheimer's begins to present. She explains the relevance of having a DPOA (Durable Power of Attorney), a good elder care attorney, and the role that Adult Protective Services play. She also discusses the role of the convalescence center and care facility.
Brown's inner strength and courage shines as she shares her personal story with honesty. Her writing style is easy to read and her voice hooks the reader with heartbreaking sincerity. I read this book in a matter of days, eager to know what was going to happen next regarding her mother's care.
"Alzheimer's Through My Mother's Eyes" should be read by anyone whose family has been touched by the disease. I couldn't put the book down. It will offer guidance, honesty, and provide one with a realistic look on how this disease takes its toll. I highly recommend this book.
Question for you: Have you been touched by Alzheimer's? Would you like to share your story?