Monday, June 15, 2020

A STORY THAT WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART







DANCING WITH DEMENTIA

By Jemi Fraser


Dementia, a word that no one wants to hear about a member of his or her family, or about anybody, for that matter. Unfortunately, we often have a family member, friend, or someone we know with this illness. Author Jemi Fraser knows all too well about Dementia, and she shares her experiences with this illness in her family in her book, DANCING WITH DEMENTIA.

You might want to keep a box of Kleenex with you when you read about the life of Jemi Fraser’s family. The author goes into great detail about the events that happen to her mother showing how she changes and the reader how the illness works, at least in her mother’s case. This is a story that will touch your heart, at least it does mine. It also makes me look at my family, including myself, in a different light. Are the signs there? If so, how can I help? If not, I’m thankful. This true story of a family who faces big decisions and strengthen each other as they do so. I recommend DANCING WITH DEMENTIA by Jemi Fraser.





Count your blessings.


10 comments:

  1. My aunt had it and it was very hard on her family.

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    1. It is a sad illness, Diane. Maybe someday they'll discover a way to prevent it or to control it.

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  2. Yes Beverly! the word "Dementia certainly brings fears especially in my age group but this book certainly I'm sure will touch many hearts.
    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I hear what you're saying, Yvonne, and as I'm in that age too, I sometimes worry about having the illness. The book is touching and shows what families might expect with the illness.

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    1. It sure will, Alex. Everyone should read the book to understand exactly what demenia does to people.

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  4. I recommended this book to a friend, even though I hadn't read it yet. I have read Jemi's blog for years and have read wonderful reviews about the book. My friend's mom has dementia and so I thought this book would be a good fit for her. She texted me how much she loved the book and she also has been enjoying Jemi's blog that goes with the book (though I think she only reads it and doesn't comment).

    I am glad that you enjoyed Dancing with Dementia too. Jemi's words really helped my friend. :)

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    1. That's wonderful, Jess. The more people that read the book, the more they'll understand how to help someone with dementia. And how to help them.

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  5. Glad you enjoyed Jemi's book. My mother and mother-in-law both suffer with dementia. It's hard to see how it's changed them so much.

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    1. Itsure makes a person think how blessed they are to be healthy. So sorry to hear about your mother and mother-in-law. That is tough. Prayers coming your way.

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