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Reader Review: Come Back Early Today as a Book for Caregivers

When I wrote Come Back Early Today, I wrote it mainly as a love story. However, most people who have reviewed the book have focused on its value to caregivers. The following review illustrates that point.

This book is a must read for caregivers of dementia patients! It provides great insight into the difficult path that Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers must face, and it is intertwined with a beautiful love story. It made me laugh and it made me cry, all at the same time! I watched my mother descend into a similar journey with dementia, and I wish my family and I had read it while she was alive. It gave me a deeper understanding of my feelings, and the frustrations that my mother faced daily, as her mind simply deteriorated, seemingly before our eyes. It also put my mind at ease, in some
ways. I realized that, although these patients fret and worry a great deal, they are also capable of feeling joy. Marie Marley found a way to celebrate the joys of life, at any level of coherence, and capitalize on those moments. She found a way to improve the quality of her loved one’s life through those moments.

This book is informative and very supportive for caregivers. It put things in a new perspective for me. It still makes me sad to think of all the patients, caregivers and families who must cope with this cruel disease. It is difficult to watch the mind of our loved ones deteriorate, no matter how you look at it. But I feel more at peace after reading this book. I realize that many of the struggles we face as caregiver’s of patients with Alzheimer’s are OUR struggles. The patient truly lives moment to moment. I can’t recommend this book enough.

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3 Responses to “Reader Review: Come Back Early Today as a Book for Caregivers”

  1. Irene Gotman from Kansas City says:

    Great review. I’m half way through the book and so far agree with the reviewer.

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  2. George Wilson from Miami says:

    The reviewer is right on target, especially the part about realizing the patient’s struggles are OUR struggles. My mother could be very upset about something and I got upset too. But by the next day she had forgotten all about the issue, while I continued to be upset for days. I never did really feel convinced in my heart that she had gotten over it even though my brain told me otherwise. Thanks for printing this review.

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  3. Donna from Topeka says:

    I agree with George. My mother would forget all about stuff but I kept worrying about it for days afterwards.

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