Saturday, June 11, 2011

When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers

Author: Cecil Murphey
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
(July 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736938710

Book Description:

Bestselling author Cecil Murphey, creator of When Someone You Love Has Cancer, shares another inspired offering. With a caring spirit, he provides comfort, advice, and prayers for those who journey alongside a loved one whose memory is fading.
Tranquil paintings of popular artist Michal Sparks provide a sanctuary for caregivers, friends, and family members as they draw strength from firsthand stories of those who have walked a similar path. Murphey offers simple, invaluable guidance on how to:
  • take care of themselves and seek assistance
  • shape new ways to communicate with their loved one
  • help others connect with the person
  • introduce activities and exercise to enhance health and mobility
For those walking a sometimes lonely journey, this gift offers a gentle voice of support and  is a hopeful reminder of the moments of peace that they and their loved one can still experience together.

My thoughts:
We all hope we will never need such a book, but throughout the course of our life we will either find it necessary to be a caregiver or we will know someone who is. When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers is a beautifully insightful book that addresses the frustrations and pain that come with watching a loved one lose their world. The artwork is gorgeous and the book is filled with stories and prayers of inspiration for any caregiver who needs strength and comfort. This would make a thoughtful gift.

(Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for my review copy.)

1 comment:

Michael John McCann said...

I take care of Mom. It is the toughest thing I have ever had to do. She has the big A. Out of it came something special. I got a chance to for fill a dream of mine. I finally wrote a children book called PurpleUmpkin. A little planet next to Pluto. We are Murples there and we really care. Mom was and is my biggest fan. The book is now critically acclaimed and going national and international. Probably to the movies. Out of some thing tragic came some thing special. Thanks Mom. I love you.

Michael John McCann