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by Deborah Baker,Bette Ann Moskowitz

A daughter tells the story of a her mother's slide into advanced senility, presenting a portrait of the problems of aging and the difficult choices sometimes faced by adult children
Download Do I Know You?: Living Through the End of a Parent's Life epub
ISBN: 1568362102
ISBN13: 978-1568362106
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Death & Grief
Author: Deborah Baker,Bette Ann Moskowitz
Language: English
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc; First Edition edition (May 1, 1998)
Pages: 184 pages
ePUB size: 1541 kb
FB2 size: 1994 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 854
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After going through a difficult time with my wife's parents in a nursing home we were looking for answers and a friend recommended this book. It really hit home with us and we appreciate the author sharing her story. Thankyou for telling your story as it helped us understand our own story and find the joy in our sorrow.
This is a book that needed to be written and Bette Ann Moskowitz wrote if from the gut. The subject matter, the aging of a parent, may not be on anyone's most favorite topic list, but the author deals with it in a straight-forward, positive and honest way. In fact, the reader cannot help but admire the intensity of her honesty, especially in examining her own feelings, describing her relationship with Mary Solomon, her mother, and questioning what she thinks her mother might be thinking and feeling, if anything at all. The situation may be sad, but the book is not. It is a courageous, compassionate and deeply moving story. I would wish it were possible that no one would ever have to go through what Mary has, but realistically, as people live longer, we might. And if we must, then I wish that we could all have as strong, as gentle, as loving an overseer of our care as Mary has with Bette. This is a book that reaffirms the existence and necessity of The Golen Rule. I highly recommend it to everyone who is able to read and understand its very important message.
Moskowitz has told the world her deeply personal story and in doing so, helps others to cope with the on-going loss of an aging parent. I am both a Geriatric Care Manager and the daughter of a mother who has Alzheimer's Disease. I found myself re-reading passages so I could remember them to share with my client's families. I also re-read parts to remind myself that I am not alone with the myriad of feelings that come with the role of caregiver. I intend to recommend that all of my clients' adult children read this book, it will give them great strength and comfort. Thanks Bette, for writing such a fine book!