Top positive review
25 April 2012
This book should be COMPULSORY READING for every healthcare professional, especially for GPs and people carrying out home assessments. It should also be read by those who have no first hand experience of caring for someone with dementia, in the hope that they might be a little less patronising and more understanding towards those who do!
For the first time I feel as though I am not alone in experiencing what it means to have a dearly loved mother struggling with dementia and the awful feelings of guilt, worry, sleeplessness, anger and loss that this brings with it.
My lovely old mum is 94; we still have lots of laughs together, but she is rapidly declining. I am doing everything I can to keep her in her own home where she feels safe and secure and hope I will be successful in doing this right to the end, whenever that is.
Thank you Marianne for making me realise that I am caring for mum to the best of my ability and that I should stop beating myself up because I can't do everything!