Tour October 1 - December 1, 2017
ABOUT THE BOOK -
This story is about a promise I made to my mother to take care of her through her Alzheimer’s disease nightmare. The book includes my mother’s own thoughts from her journal about her ordeals with the various stages of this debilitating and dehumanizing condition. Her outlook on life was remarkable, and although her mind began to wander, she never lost sight of who she was, her sense of humor, or her family. This is the story of someone whose courage went beyond what most people could endure, and whose never-dying zest for life kept her alive. I hope our story will help others in coping with this difficult and demanding affliction.
Book DetailsGenre: Memoir
Published by: Edit Pros
Publication Date: July 2017
Number of Pages: 147
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Fran Lewis is the author of the Bertha and Tillie Series, Faces Behind the Stones series and a series of books on Alzheimer;s and Caregiving. She has three master's degrees, worked as the reading and writing staff developer and dean of a NY city public school for over 36 years and remains in touch with her students. She is an avid reader and reviewer and has her own show on blog talk radio: Literary Viewpoints with Fran Lewis. Fran created her own Magazine MJ magazine in memory of her sister Marcia Joyce and her radio network too: MJ network.
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MY THOUGHTS -
A very touching and endearing tribute to this author's mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. If you have never known anyone who had to go through this themselves or with a friend or family member, it is a terrible disease, probably the hardest one to have to go through. I liked that the author added both her thoughts and her mother's. It was truly hard and frustrating for both of them.
My daughter was Asst. Activities Directer for an Alzheimer’s and Dementia facility. She would come home some days just crying. She got very close to some of the residents and it was heartbreaking for her to work there sometimes. I never had to go through this with any of my family but I have known friends who did, its heartbreaking. Fran was lucky she was able to keep her mother close to her and out of a facility. My friend's father had to be put in a home because he turned violent as do many Alzheimer sufferers.
Go on this beautiful heartwarming journey with Fran and her mother, Ruth. This is a very short and quick read, but you will want to read it slowly to catch every word and thought. ~ Nicely done!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours ~ Thank You!