4 Stars Out Of 5
I felt like I was reading my own story....
October 20, 2012
Cafe Lily Book Reviews
If you are like me and have a parent with dementia, this book is a must read. I can't say honestly that it was inspiring or brought me hope, but that could be because so much of what I read was eerily similar to real life and it gave me a cold, hard glimpse of the reality I am facing. I laughed and I cried, especially at the end, when it was time for "Minnie" to say her final good bye.
I did gain some wisdom from this book, especially in relating to a dementia patient and best methods of communication. Facing a diagnosis like this is hard, along with all of the other decisions that have to be made. The author shares the story of what he went through with his own mom and prepares those of us following in his foot steps for the difficult days ahead.