My Mother's Voice
For ten years, Sally Callahan was the primary caregiver-surrogate for a mother battling Alzheimer's Disease. This is her engaging account of the experienceFrom the dedication: "... even as she was fading, (my mother) gathered what wits she had left to show me the way; supervising, encouraging, and nurturing me to the point where I could stand on my own two feet, speak her...more
Paperback, 357 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Elder Books
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Surprisingly good autobiography cum "caring for parent with Alzheimer’s" manual. Particularly for a never before published author, Sally Callahan has a sure strong voice and tells her family’s story well. Her love for her mom, and her love and frustrations/pleasures with her siblings, shines through. Much practical advise, little ego, and true feelings. It would make a great gift for anyone who’s been affected by caring for an elder parent, can see they might be, or anticipates he or she may bec...more