Two very different books provide guidance for family, caregivers, and clergy.
Some things are better forgotten, says Lewis Hyde.
She came to our events on dementia and faith. She believed we could do better.
Now it’s my turn to hold the memory of faith for her.
Susan Faludi’s memoir reveals the deep complexity of her father’s many identities.
Dementia is graphic. These illustrated narratives draw out insights to provide empathy and healing for caregivers.
Perhaps it's only when we let go of who and what our loved one was that we can receive who they are now.
It's hard for me to watch as places become a blur for my elderly parents. It's as if each home they've had has merged into one great longing.
DeMarco experienced a lot of life before he came to care for his mother, and he will likely experience more when his time as caregiver ends. Yet I think of John 15:13.
My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 80. Had I read these three new books, I might have been more helpful to him in that difficult moment.