"Victoria captures the reader with her capacity to communicate and relate with her loved one's changing needs. To say this is a "must read" for care-givers would be an understatement."
~ Connie Pierce, author of Letting go of the Rice
"...a touching account of her efforts to care for her husband through the advance of his confused mental state." "...detailed information about the practicalities of living with someone who has vascular dementia and gives realistic advice..."
~Cindy Koepp, author and teacher
From the Author
This book began as a journal. Moments alone with myself after trying days while I sorted out the things that went well from the things that were a disaster. It was my way of dealing with despair and of finding humor wherever it could be found. As friends, co-workers and family members began to read through those early versions the comments became ever more insistent. "You must share." One co-worker wrote me after reading through an early proof and said: "I laughed, I cried and I wanted more." And so, I wrote more. It became my goal to show others that this journey can be enriching; it can be productive. It is "A" path to coping; not everyone's path to coping. Wherever your journey leads you should you face a life with dementia, I hope my little book gives you some comfort, some humor, some sense of where to step next on your own path, whatever the outcome.