Saturday, October 4, 2014

Remember "I Can't Remember"

"Everyone struggles to accept and care for a loved one with dementia, but there is no step-by-step guide to the way it will unfold for you.  This book is a must for anyone who knows someone with dementia.  Getting into the right frame of mind, trying to see it through that loved one's eyes is essential.  The author has really nailed this in a concise, easy to understand way.  I recommend it to everyone.  A quick, easy to read book that you will come back to again and again for support and insight.  It will help you remain compassionate and sane."
  Dr. Kim Leatham MD, ABFP
  Virginia Mason

"This booklet is a treasure, reminding us that life is always experienced best through moments of connection.  And especially toward the end of life, there is no need to fix or advise or correct.  Just to be present is the gift."
   Rick Jackson
   Co-founder and Sr. Fellow for Courage and Renewal

"This book proves the notion that, precious things do come in small packages.  It's an honest, wise and inspirational story of the power of love and understanding.  Anyone would benefit from reading it."
   Larry Nakata
   Owner Town and Country/Central Market

Excited to announce our book release celebration at Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Wednesday October 8th at 6:30.  Our new edition is available for $8.95 and will soon be available as an ebook.

Here is an excerpt-

Let go of your name.  you are so much more.
Dealing with memory loss forces us to consider the essence of who we are.  We often find that so much of our value is tied to the past that we are unable to travel into the future without it.  When a loved one begins to forget the names of family and friends, it is a point of crisis.  I have heard so many times, "When my mother/ father/ grandmother/ friend forgot my name, she died to me.  She was no longer that person to me."  Is our being really that tied to our name?  We should consider how much value we place on it.  I think we would argue that our self is more than our name, but when a loved one forgets it, our self is threatened and their self is gone.