Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review of "When your Parent becomes your Child- A Journey of Faith Through My Mother's Dementia" by Ken Abraham

When I first saw this book available for review, the title piqued my interest. My paternal grandmother died last Spring after suffering with dementia for many years, and my maternal grandmother was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. There is a sense of comfort knowing that you are not alone when these horrible diseases strike.

Abraham writes a diary of his last few years with his mother and her battle with dementia. In the beginning, he and his family were not aware that "Grandma Minnie" even had dementia. They attributed her forgetfulness and unusual comments to personality quirks and old age. When the family finally realized it was really dementia hard at work on Grandma Minnie's body, dementia had already begun to take it's toll. 

Despite the painfulness of dementia, Abraham and his mother were still able to find the humor in life, and Abraham is able to document much of his mother's humorous moments as well. Abraham goes on to explain many of the common side effects and symptoms of the disease and how he and Minnie's doctors dealt with them. 

I enjoyed reading this book because there was so much that I really did not understand about dementia. It helped me to understand the disease and how to help care for my grandmother. This book obviously had a few painfully sad moments as there is currently no cure for dementia. 

I would rate this book as 4 stars. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for choosing this book to review. I would love to read it. Love, Mom <3