A must book for everyone with aging parents. I hope that his journey and description of the dementia will trigger signs that can be detected early. Having a parent with dementia is a physical, mental and spiritual challenge. Every ounce of you wants to deny that this is happening to their loved ones. Many of the situations the author describes are not unique or uncommon. I saw the same signs with my parent but at slightly different stages. Luckily, the author had a supporting and faith based family. What the author did not cover is dementia will drive a spike straight through your family. Some members see the early signs and want to take every advantage they can with support, medication if possible and placing them in a safe environment. Part of the family will deny the issue no matter what and fight any change others make. The remaining family members will simply avoid or ignore the entire situation. The stress of a parent with dementia is high but the dysfunction of a family exasperates the whole situation. Use the example the author has provided, make sure before the dementia takes your parent mentally and physically that you have family fully understands, cooperates and communicates. Without the positive support of your family, the journey will drain you physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Most important never, never stop praying!
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.