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“This is a brave and honest story from the heart. The heartache of daily living with the afflicted patient is bravely shared in an uplifting way. Touches of humour show how their spirits continued to live on with hope and determination to do everything they could in their power to bring some light into this tragedy. They clearly did everything possible to help their husband and father and now it is brave of them to try and help others going through similar struggles. This book will be a comfort, support and guide to many so thank you for sharing your very personal journey.” -Beks
“I only know too well how difficult it is for families to navigate through caring and loving for someone with vascular dementia. When I heard about this book I bought it for my family, it’s being therapeutic in itself to read someone else’s story that also correlates with ours . I really like the practical tips.” – Sunny Sandy
“This is a very interesting and moving story of a family witnessing their extrovert and social father/husband sadly deteriorate to become a totally different person. While it's very sad to read the journey the family had to go through, there are many things in the book that I was not aware of with dementia. I didn't realise how to sometimes deal with the random comments sufferers would say, how drastically their personality could change and what processes (which you sometime have to fight for) you need to go through to get the suitable care.“I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is, unfortunately, having to deal with a loved one with dementia. It will give you reassurance, help you with your expectations and give you awareness of the potential care available.” – Nice Cuppatee/husband sadly deteriorate to become a totally different person. While it's very sad to read the journey the family had to go through, there are many things in the book that I was not aware of with dementia. I didn't realise how to sometimes deal with the random comments sufferers would say, how drastically their personality could change and what processes (which you sometime have to fight for) you need to go through to get the suitable care.
Vicky Donoghue and Michelle Spratt wrote the memoir Come On In to help others whose lives have been touched by dementia. This book can give you an idea of what it's like for a person or a family member to receive a diagnosis of vascular dementia and the steps you'll need to take to cope with it. However, the author's primary objective is that his or her work will inspire optimism and a sense of belonging.
Since many people, myself included, live in constant fear of receiving a diagnosis that will result in an intellectual disability, this book should appeal to a wide audience. The author emphasizes that anyone, not just the elderly, is at risk of contracting this disease. I agree with her that the effects on the person who is diagnosed and their loved ones can be devastating. What happened before the diagnosis was given in this book was heartbreaking, and it can be very frustrating for the family. In chapter seven, the authors compile advice for readers to use if they have a friend or family member with dementia. As they continued their journey with the person with dementia, they added ten more points in Chapter 8.
The authors succeed in making you care about John because of his unique personality before he started showing signs of dementia. I appreciated the inclusion of photos from different stages of his life so that the reader could put a face to the name. The fact that Vicky's children were so supportive of her was a great thing.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars because it tells the reader the truth about dementia, and that's what loved ones of those with dementia need to hear. In order that they may progress from initial shock to final acceptance.
If you are curious about dementia or if you have a loved one with the disease and are unsure of how to help them or deal with it, this book is for you. - Official OnlineBookClub.org review
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