A book I would not have chosen to read. It delves into a very personal and loving mother/daughter relationship being slowly, ‘Inch by inch’ destroyed by dementia.
Elaine tells a wonderful tale of love and loss, a tale that had tears in my eyes on numerous occasions, a tale that draws you into her family life and allows you to share in her pain, sadness and at times elation at the little victories in a war destined to be fought and always lost.
In Elaine’s own words ‘I didn’t care from some of the pieces, but brought together the blended seamlessly.
Mother and daughter could easily have sat back and lived a morose life dwelling on the terrible and unfair hand they seemed to have been dealt, or as Elaine chose, to live life and continue to care, be positive and enjoy every little thing.
This book is an inspiration and a must read for anyone dealing with, Dementia sufferers. It is not a self help book, but following Elaine’s lead could make your life a little happier.