The host Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark interviewed Ellen Edmonds who wrote a book called “Embracing Dementia”. Ellen Edmonds wrote this book after haven taken care of her husband when he had dementia. She wanted to help others who are taking care of mothers, fathers, husbands, wives or grandparents who have dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. I know SR has been helping her dad take care of her mom who has Alzheimer’s Disease. It can be rough or tough to see a parent or spouse going through these diseases, not remembering who you are or their thinking you’re still a child in their minds. When I was in high school my Pop Pop had Alzheimer’s Disease. When we would visit my grandfather he would think my dad was his brother and would call my dad his brother’s name. I could see the how much this hurt my dad. This is an extremely tough disease for everyone, the person that has the disease and the people taking care of those who have this illness. We are called to love, and specifically sacrificial love. Just remember God is with you as you go through this. He will give you the strength to get through this tough time. This was a great interview, well worth the half-hour listening time. Here is the website for the book Embracing Dementia. I hope listening to the interview helps SR and all those who are experiencing the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. This book sounds like it would be very helpful for those who are taking care of loved ones with either dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. My thoughts and prayers are with SR, her family, everyone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, and all those taking care of family members who have dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. God Bless.
EWTN Bookmark — Embracing Dementia
May 20, 2013 by Teresa Rice
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