Caring for Mom
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Caring for Mom is a touching collection of reflections that speak to all who have, are or will care for an aging parent and facing all the challenges of being a member of the sandwich generation. While describing the process of care giving and all that implies, Dorothy Sander has left her heart on every page of this important book. This is not a standard or sugar coated instruction manual. Dorothy tackles issues concerning every aspect of aging—our own and those for whom we care. Dealing with stress, money, family, how to say goodbye, exhaustion, and coping with grief all find pages in Caring For Mom. Dorothy’s experience is invaluable. Her style resembles a chat with a good friend. Those who read her account will find wisdom, comfort, and support. She writes with compassion, honesty and a deep commitment to all that is good in life. Caring for Mom is a book you can read again and again.
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Apr 25, 2011With courage and wisdom Dorothy Sander spills truth onto every page of this rare book. Uneasy topics are handled with skill and her personal experience is beautiful, painful, raw, and real. Readers will never be alone on similar difficult journeys when they can tap into Dorothy's insights. Her style and ability as a wordsmith make this volume a joy, and the stark realities it contains make it important reading for anyone caring for an aging loved one.
Apr 23, 2011While I found Caring for Mom difficult to read from a personal standpoint because it prompted me to revisit memories of my own mother and the myriad challenges faced and emotions felt in caring for her before her death, I admired the author's wisdom, insight, perspective, and ability to put into words what so many of us feel and are unable to articulate. Her honesty is balanced and her gift for drawing the reader into situations and the emotions they enkindled is very real and very tangible. All in all, I found Caring for Mom to be quite an inspiring read.
Apr 22, 2011Dorothy’s book reminded me of the matriarch of our family as she slowly slipped into the final stages of her life. She wore a strong facade for her friends and family and she cherished the opportunity to talk to and help others that were less fortunate than her. During winter of her life she treasured every picture and antique in her possession. She would studying them, reminiscing on the details, trying to extract some of the happiness of earlier times. I'm sure that Dorothy's reflections are typical of mine, because she has so lovingly captured those enjoyable and sometimes frustrating events that happen. In my opinion most adults who have lost a parent can relate to her story and the life events that she so eloquently shares. While personalities are different, the processes and the events are uncommonly similar. I have shared her book with numerous friends and all have said how touched they were with the clear evidence of love and affection that she displayed for her mother. For... More > those who have lost beloved parents it will provide a gentle reflection of the past and for those who have aging parents it may just illuminate the way through a difficult time in their lives.< Less
Apr 21, 2011Beautifully presented, and with attractive illustrations, Dorothy Sander's skill as a writer becomes apparent as one begins this poignant book. Written during the time she was caring for her dying mother, Dorothy reveals her inner struggles and reflections on life. Many truths are held within the pages of Aging Abundantly, as Dorothy writes from her soul with love and clarity. She writes how, when we have little or no influence over life events, we do have a choice in how we deal with each challenge. She writes of the emotional and mental changes that affect everyone as they go through life, and how attitude can make a difference to survival or defeat. As I read through this book, I smiled a lot. Parallel to Dorothy's sometimes dismay at how swift life passes, and also the changes that come with the aging process, is her humour. While she struggles at times, one can see that she will be a survivor. Aging Abundantly is a powerful little book that will bring you both joy and tears.... More > Celia Leaman Canadian author, www.devonshirebabe.com< Less
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- Dorotohy Sander (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Aging Abundantly Press
- November 19, 2010
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.53 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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