Coffee with Mom: Caring for a patient with dementia

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion

REVIEW INTRODUCTION

Title:

Coffee with Mom: Caring for a patient with dementia

Author:

Mike Glenn

Publisher:

B & H Books

Date:

2019

Format:

Paperback

Length:

198 pages

OVERVIEW


Pastor Mike Glenn had coffee with his mom every morning during her time of dementia. He regales us with stories of his mom as she was during his growing up years, his grown-up years and later the mom she becomes due to dementia. He describes his love, his trials at being misunderstood by a person that cannot, at that point, truly understand. He tells the reader of his frustrations, self-doubt and questions. Decision making is so difficult to do for someone like Glenn’s mother who always knew what she wanted and went directly for it. But through it all, this son loves his mom and determines to do what is best for her. And part of that is starting each day with her and cup of coffee.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5):

3

Suggested Audience:

Particularly anyone going through the time of life when they are caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s

Christian Impact:

Love despite pain, patience in the face of misunderstanding or even what might seem like cruelty

About Cecelia Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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