Friday, January 4, 2013

When your Parent becomes your Child by Ken Abraham

 Mr. Abraham takes his reader on a very touching and moving journey as they travel the road of dementia with his mother.  He covers many characteristics that are associated with dementia patients.  This was a very enlightening book and one that I'm passing on to family members as we start are journey on this road with my father.  I just wish I could say that our journey is as sweet as Mr. Abraham's, but unfortunately it hasn't  been.  I've learned from him and trust that passing this book on to siblings will help them to gain a beginning understanding of our dad's condition.  This book was very informative and many ideas were passed along-Lord willing we'll be able to implement them as the need arises.  He does refer to some medical terms and steps involved with dementia; however, for the most part the book is a how they handled the conditions and what could possible work in situations.   Humor is sprinkled in as he tells his story.  At the close he gives survival tips and suggestions for making the best of situation if you find yourself in it. 

Book Description

Hope and inspiration for helping parents through the aging process and the decline that comes with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

Dementia is one of the world's fastest growing illnesses. Without a major medical breakthrough, the estimated 24 million people living with some form of the disease could easily jump as high as 84 million by the year 2040. It is rapidly becoming everyone's problem.

When Your Parent Becomes Your Child tells the story of one family who reluctantly began to recognize and then deal with the common issues found in caring for their elderly loved one:
  • memory loss
  • physical decline
  • personal hygiene
  • dangers of driving and living alone
  • aberrant behavior
  • uncharacteristic attitudes
As he chronicles his own mom's degenerative condition, New York Times bestselling writer Ken Abraham not only educates but offers inspiration to help readers cope with and manage their family circumstances.

With humor and spiritual reminders of God's command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages readers, helping them shoulder the additional, often difficult responsibilities. And though patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved.

Helping our loved ones live out their remaining years in dignity paves the way for a rewarding and enriching experience for our families, and for the people whose lives they have affected for all eternity.

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a copy of this book was provided by Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for posting my picture book on your web site and being part of my book tour. This looks great!

Ryan J. Cunningham