I Know You by Heart: Navigating the Dementia Journey Paperback – July 5, 2020
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- Publisher : Cresting Wave Publishing (July 5, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 124 pages
- ISBN-10 : 098890487X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0988904873
- Item Weight : 6.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #781,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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Through first-hand accounts and a bevy of inspirational quotes, Swetland discusses this heartbreaking topic with a compassionate tone, breaking down nearly every situation one could imagine, from an initial diagnosis to the final stages of the disease.
While the first-hand accounts are both well-written and engaging, the ‘factual’ components of this text—typically presented as a way to ‘frame’ the personal accounts—are what really elevate this book to another level. Be it defining ‘memory,’ outlining the stages of the disease, or breaking down the options for ‘end of life’ care, Swetland approaches each and every aspect of Dementia with a gentle, conversational tone, all the while imparting a massive amount of useful information to readers.
While this is an undoubtedly heavy topic, Swetland also infuses her text with an undertone of hope and compassion. Additionally, she offers readers lists of recommended titles and helpful website links for future reference and further reading.
Be it caretaker, family member, or even a recently-diagnosed sufferer, Angie Swetland’s ‘I Know You By Heart’ is a must-read for anyone in need of advice, compassion, or support.
I also loved the emphasis on what Alzheimer's and dementia is and is not. How the person is still in there and maximizing that is essential. On the whole, I enjoyed this read a lot. Having been a caregiver myself, reading this book was an extremely affirming and supportive experience to go through.
If your loved one has been recently diagnosed with dementia, or if anyone you care about has been diagnosed and you want to learn more about the disease and what to do “in case” situations or if you’ve ever just wanted to know more about dementia this should by your next must read.