When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

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When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

A Journey of Faith Through My Mother's Dementia

By Ken Abraham

Thomas Nelson, Paperback, 9780849947278, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012


At first, Ken Abraham wrote off his mother's changes in behavior as quirks that just come with old age. There was memory loss, physical decline, hygiene issues, paranoia, and uncharacteristic attitudes. He soon realized that dementia had changed her life and his familiy's forever.

"How is it possible to lose a loved one while he or she is still living, still sitting right in front of you, talking with you, smiling at you and yet the person you have known and loved for years is somehow gone?"

According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. That's one in eight older Americans. More than likely, that figure includes someone you know and love.

As he chronicles his own mother's degenerative condition, "New York Times" best-selling writer Ken Abraham educates while offering inspiration to help readers cope with and manage their family circumstances. With humor and spiritual reminders of God's command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages readers through often-difficult responsibilities. And though in most cases patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved.

"When Your parent Becomes Your Child" tells the story of one family's journey through dementia while offering hope to family members and friends, that they might better understand the effects of the disease. Dont letthis catch you by surprise be informed "before" you face the challenges and difficulties of a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. This book can help.

About the Author
Ken Abrahamis aNew York Timesbest-selling author known around the world for his collaborations with high-profile public figures. A former professional musician and pastor, he is a popular guest with both secular and religious media. His books includeOne Soldier's Storywith Bob Dole, Payne Stewartwith Tracey Stewart, Falling in Love for All the Right Reasonswith Dr. Neil Clark Warren, andLet's Roll!with Lisa Beamer.