When her already ailing mother Margaret began showing signs of dementia, Marilyn Stevens decided the best option would be to move back to her childhood home to care for her. In the eight years that followed, their relationship changed for the better, even as her mother’s Alzheimer’s worsened. In a poignant, warm, and often humorous narrative in two voices, Marilyn takes the reader through eight years of the challenges and rewards of being her mother’s caregiver. We hear firsthand Margaret’s frustrations with the loss of her memory and learn how Marilyn — by trial and error (and a lot of support) — learned to deal with the many stages of her mother’s condition. A must-read for anyone facing caregiving of a loved one … or for anyone who has traveled the same path as Marilyn and her mom.
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