Stolen Memories deals with the impact of being a caregiver for a parent and how it not only affects one's job and family but one's mental and physical health as well. Woven throughout this story is information that aids the reader in disease recognition.
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Alzheimer’s is an insidious disease – one that destroys the brain while leaving the body relatively intact. It makes strangers of those we knew best, changes relationships with loved ones in ways that resonates forever. STOLEN MEMORIES is the story of how one family coped with its devastating effects, and how others can learn from that experience.
Quote from STOLEN MEMORIES: “For Christmas I bought her some simple coloring and pasting crafts for ages three to eight. I hoped that she could stay busy doing crafts while I did my housework and laundry. But it did not work out because I had to sit with her and show her how to do even those simple tasks. Mom just could not remember what to do minutes later.”
As Marie helped her mother, Rose, assemble those crafts that she realized their roles had been totally reversed. Marie was no longer the daughter but had become the equivalent of the mother and Rose was now the child.