I was primary caregiver for my mother as she battled Alzheimer’s. This book is memoir of hope for our family. I want to share that hope with other caregivers.
When dementia joined the agony of hearing loss for my mother, we spent many long hours together. The stories are from my point of view as caregiver. My mother was not a boring companion. Instead, she displayed a sense of humor that helped us all. My days seemed unending and exhausting. I began to write my experiences as a release from stress.
Stories that Speak to Other Caregivers
I wrote the stories to preserve memories and relieve my own stress. Only after publication where other caregivers could read and respond did I realize the influence. I have given speeches to women’s groups across the country. The ladies attending come to me afterward to tell me how my experiences resonate with them. Often readers find encouragement as they are currently caregivers. Caregivers whose tasks have finished find comfort and peace in gathering their own memories to cherish.
I appreciate the wonderful reviews from readers at resources such as Amazon. Mother, Can You Hear Me? was included in the semi-finalists for the Journey award. I am excited and thrilled by that recognition. I plan to attend the award ceremony in Seattle this year.
Mother, Can You Hear Me? was selected as a semi-finalist for the Journey Award at Chanticleer Book Reviews.