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Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2017
The progressive decline of cognitive functions deeply grieves all who care for people with dementia/Alzheimer’s. There is loss on so many levels; but in Deborah Barr, Ed Shaw, and Gary Chapman’s new book, Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade, they make these encouraging statements: “Truly, the deep human need for love does not disappear with a diagnosis of dementia… The impact of the love languages is due, in part, to the amygdala, a brain structure not immediately affected by the disease… Despite their difficulty in connecting thoughts, people with dementia are still able to feel deeply” – Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade, 2016, p. 42. This research-based truth provides the premise for all the practical suggestions about how to show love to people in various stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s. The love they urge is the Old Testament understanding of hesed (see soundbite). Another must-have book for caregivers.
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