“I’m Your Daughter, Julie” is a hard and emotional read. There’s no way around that. In her book, she walks you step by step through her own experience of losing a parent to dementia … from the day her mother had been diagnosed with Lew Body’s Dementia, to becoming her full-time care taker, and ultimately losing her mother one day at a time.
However, it is more than just the story of a daughter losing her mother. It’s about turning her experience into something that can help others that are going through a similar situation.
It truly is startling how people are currently finding themselves juggling full-time work, full-time care taking, and going through the emotional turmoil of losing their parent slowly to this terrible disease.
As of 2019, it is estimated that 5.8 million Americans have some form of Alzheimer’s or dementia, one in three seniors die from with the disease, and 15 million family members end up becoming their caregivers.
If you are one of those millions that have a parent with this disease, Julie’s book can be a very valuable resource. In her book, Julie Gorges provides a compassionate and supportive guidebook to help caregivers cope with the many difficult challenges they will face, while caring for their own needs at the same time.
With gut-wrenching honesty, she shares her own roller coaster ride of emotions, mistakes she made along the way, and all the ups and downs of this life-changing experience that is fulfilling as well as difficult and painful.
The book is written very concisely, since Julie realizes from personal experience that a caregiver’s time is extremely limited.
Unlike some guidebooks on the subject, this book walks caregivers through the entire process to the end of the journey to help them cope and move forward after a loved one dies.
“I’m Your Daughter Julie: Caring for a Parent with Dementia” is a must-read for anyone that is embarking on this difficult (and worthwhile) journey of caregiving.
As of this writing, you can get this book for free with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service. If you haven’t tried it yet, there is a promotion going on right now where you can try it out free for a month.
For a copy of this book, you can follow this link https://amzn.to/2ZNS3oL
About the Author
Julie A. Gorges is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger at BabyBoomerBliss.net, recognized as one of the top baby boomer blogs on the web. Julie has had hundreds of articles published in magazines such as Woman’s World, True Romance, and Cricket. During her mother’s final years of life suffering from Lewy Body dementia, Julie was her primary caregiver.