Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Monday What are you Reading...

It's Monday again, it comes so quickly.  I'm still reading Alzheimer's 911, having  a difficult time picking it up.  Having lived through much of what is described in the book, I also realize that when you are a caregiver for "anyone" Alzheimer's, dementia, or just any illness, many of these coping techniques apply, however, there are many things in the book which I would disagree with and at the time of your coping you/me/caregiver have hardly the energy to go to the bathroom, let alone read a book about "how to do a better job" of caregiving.  I am however ordering a couple of copies for the library, even if this book is too little too late for me, it may help someone else, and that's a good thing.  I wish it was titled something else, though, I think the Alzheimer's title pockets these techniques for just patients with dementia. 

Up next:  Rose Under Fire. 

4 comments:

Jenny said...

I'm sorry you went through that dear Irene, and I must say it is something we all fear and dread happening either to ourselves or to a loved one. I respect and admire your decision to donate a few copies of the book to the library. That is a positive and healthy response to something sad that cannot be changed but which could possibly be different for someone else armed with good information. xoxo

Vicki said...

I've been a caregiver for the last 26 years...my husband, his grandmother, my mom and dad. All while raising 3 kids. So I know how hard it is physically and mentally. I wish there were resources for caregivers in my area, but there really isn't any even for the person needing the care. So sad!

I might read this book just because it's for caregivers.

kelley jensen said...

It sounds like a very good book to help caregivers. I took care of my mother for 10 years after my dad passed. I did come across a book I could by that was quite helpful. I bequeathed it to my children so they would have it when it was time to take care of me :D

Annie said...

It sounds very interesting Irene, but yes, I can imagine it could be difficult to read!

And I agree it could be difficult to read while trying to do the care giving too.

Hope all well there.