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One of the best caregiving memoirs I have read. Burkholder teaches us about the delicate balance of constant caring for a loved one while also tending to one's own needs. Her humanity and love are apparent on every page. A must read for professionals as well as family caregivers.
--Pauline Boss, author of Loving Someone Who Has Dementia
Relentless Goodbye is an exquisitely written look at a marriage forever changed by Lewy body dementia a testimony to the devotion and commitment of caregivers who carry someone's entire world on their shoulders.
--Angela Taylor, director of programs, Lewy Body Dementia Association
Gritty, straightforward, and inspiring. An intimate and revealing memoir.
--Shelly Weaverdyck, PhD, consultant on the brain, cognition, and dementia
Uniquely positioned among caregiver books, Relentless Goodbye addresses a relatively new diagnosis that is frustrating to diagnose and understand.
--Jim Ellor, PhD, author of Methods in Religion, Spirituality, and Aging
This book was so helpful. it put into words things I and others are facing.
to read her description of what she was/is going through is to put words on what so many... Read more
It would appeal to anyone dealing with dementia in a loved one. Completely realisic - but the love shines thru.Published 14 months ago by Rosemary Hartzler
Since I ran through all my Patrick O'Brian books, this slaked my thirst for sea adventure. Great sea adventures by a knowledgeable writer.Published 23 months ago by Ken Trawlerman
Burkholder captures the slow effects over time LBD wreaks on a marriage. She is intrepid, brutally honest, and kind. Highly recommended.Published on February 7, 2013 by Snowbird