This is, quite simply, a beautiful book. Julie Nielsen’s memoir tells the story of caring for her mother through Alzheimer’s disease – and the many practical and emotional challenges along the way. If you are facing a similar situation, this book is like a supportive friend who has been there and can guide you on your journey. I highly recommend it.
While a practical guide for addressing the challenge of Alzheimer’s, this book is framed in a story about the best in people and the worst in others. It is a touching account of love between mother, daughter, family, and friends, and the tender care of those impacted by this difficult disease. It is a must-read for both its practical advice and loving guidance.
This book tells a story. A story that will pull you in and provide a mindful, loving, truthful, and often humorous guide in managing a loved one through the journey of Alzheimer’s disease. Nielsen has provided a gift full of tools and mindsets that will help those of us facing this daunting task with ‘grace.’
As you can see in this book, I come from a family of strong women. I was taught the importance of caring for each other, and Julie’s book strengthens that value by giving others the tools they need to care for their loved ones as she so selflessly did.