Rembering the Music, Forgetting the Words – Book Review

Remembering the Music
By: Kate Whouley
Beacon Press
25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
978-0807003190, 2011

Product Details

A Fresh Perspective on Dealing with the Demanding, Debilitating Journey in the World of Dementia Caregiving

I am no stranger to the difficulties and demands of the dreaded Alzheimer’s disease. Aging friends and loyal family members offer encouragement, affirmation, and support on the journey we are all experiencing together.

Kate Whouley’s “Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Word” is a gripping account of the impact of dementia on both victims and their family. She writes candidly of the trials in the relationship with her mother; openly expressing her frustration, anxiety, and the demands of being the primary caregiver for a loved one “lost in the land of dementia.”

Kate carefully weaves a parallel of her love for music into helping to understand her mother’s illness, their relationship, and the importance of living in the quality of the moment.

Whouley writes with passion, understanding, and insight.
“Remembering the Music” is not a text book or how to book – but a fresh perspective from a fellow traveler. I found in Kate’s writing another source of encouragement, affirmation, and support from a fresh perspective.

An important resource for adult children of parents struggling to find their way in the land of dementia.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
The opinions expressed are my own. As reviewed for Amazon’s Vine Program.

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