Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dealing With Memory Loss

Unlike most other special needs, dementia is usually harder on the people caring for someone who has it than on the patients themselves. I've never had to deal with that problem myself, but have several friends who have, and can see that it isn't easy.
Cecil Murphey has written a book called When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers that should be a great help to those caregivers. Filled with personal stories of many caregivers it both lets the reader know they are not alone in what they must deal with and offers examples of things that have helped others cope.
When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers would make a helpful gift to anyone caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or any other kind of dementia.
I've had the privilege of meeting Cecil Murphy many times at writers conferences and can vouch for the fact that he is a completely honest and compassionate person and that shines through in this book.

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