Recently, Julie Gorges’ book “I’m Your Daughter, Julie” has been receiving some high praise. I previously did an article about the book which you can read here, but I’d like to highlight what Marianne Sciucco said about the book in her article “AlzAuthors 3rd Annual Caregiver Appreciation Month“.
“I’m Your Daughter, Julie: Caring for a Parent with Dementia” is written by award-winning journalist and author, Julie A. Gorges, who was the primary caregiver for her mother suffering from Lewy Body dementia. Sharing her intimate story, 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, Gorges 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. 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. Gorges wholeheartedly believes there are many things people can do to make life more dignified and enjoyable during this challenging time. I’m Your Daughter Julie: Caring for a Parent with Dementia is a must-read for those embarking on this difficult, but in the end worthwhile journey of caregiving.AlzAuthors.com – Marianne Sciucco
In honor of National Caregiver Appreciation Month, AlzAuthors is hosting a huge book sale and giveaway. “I’m Your Daughter, Julie” and 24 other books will be included, which you can get to here.
Also, just yesterday, the book was awarded the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Award, which is a “worldwide book competition that honors excellence in all types of literature” and the grand prize winning book “must be outstanding in content, readability, entertainment value, and overall production.” You can view all of the books featured in this years competition here.
One of the reasons I am featuring this book is because it can be an incredible resource for anyone that is currently going through the difficult process of care taking for a parent that is suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Another reason is that Julie Gorges is not only an award winning journalist and author, but she is also my Mom, and I couldn’t be more proud of her for tackling such a difficult topic and telling her personal story with the goal of helping others.
You can get a copy of “I’m Your Daughter, Julie” on Amazon here https://amzn.to/33oQ9bG
Do you have any book recommendations for those that are going through a similar situation? Let me know in the comments below.