Posted by: irenesroth | January 6, 2013

A book review for Booksneeze Publishers

When Your Parent Becomes Your Child:
A Journey of faith through my mother’s dementia
By Ken Abraham

Do you think one of your parents or a loved one has dementia? If you’re not sure whether or not this is the case, this book is for you. Ken Abraham will take the guess-work out for you. And this is so comforting and important for you.

Dementia hits a lot of people every year. Given our older population, it is important for all of us to come to terms with this continuously debilitating condition. As Ken chronicles his own mother’s degenerative dementia, the reader will receive much-needed inspiration to cope with and manage their circumstances, if they are similar. There is nothing harder than watching one of your parent’s become confused and not knowing what to do about it. One can feel so powerless and out of control. And yet sometimes it is safer to deny what’s really happening. It’s so much easier to do that, and just think that our parent is having a bad day and leave it at that. But that doesn’t solve our problems or our parent’s either. We need to deal with our parent’s dementia as soon as we realize that our parent is experiencing the disease. Ken knows exactly how it feels to be out of control and not know what to do, having gone through this already. And this is one of the reasons why he wrote this book—so that we can take comfort from his painful journey.

The bottom line is that we want to protect our parents from danger if they have dementia. And Ken’s book will help the reader do just that. After reading the book, the reader will know which behaviours signal dementia and what to look for if one wonders whether or not one of our parent’s has dementia.

This book tells the story of one family’s journey through dementia. It is written honestly and clearly. Some chapters are sad while others are more hopeful. But through it all, the reader will emerge much more hopeful and informed.

I loved the book from beginning to end. It is a book that has helped me tremendously in recognizing the early signs of dementia in my own mother in law as she is going through them. Thank you so much Ken for writing such an informative and honest book!

I received this kindle e-book from Thomas Nelson’s through BookSneeze.com, http://BookSneeze.com book reviewers program. The views in this book review are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255.

Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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