Hope and inspiration for helping parents through the ageing process and the decline that comes with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is one of the world’s fastest growing illnesses and is rapidly becoming everyone’s problem. When Your Parent Becomes Your Child tells the story of one family who reluctantly began to recognise and then deal with the common issues: memory loss; physical decline; personal hygiene; dangers of driving and living alone; aberrant behaviour; uncharacteristic attitudes.
As he chronicles his own mother’s degenerative condition, New York Times best-selling writer Ken Abraham not only educates but offers inspiration to help readers cope with and manage their family circumstances. With humour and spiritual reminders of God’s command to honour our parents, Ken 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.