My new book this week, arrived as the result of direct contact with the lovely Gen, Marketing Co-ordinator at publisher Austin Macauley.
I must admit that I needed to think long and hard about accepting this book for anything other than promotional posts, as the subject matter is a little too close for comfort for me personally and I am a little concerned that given the authors medical background, the story may be, by default, more fact than fiction.
However, the decision I took about reading for review, is that I get to read all manner of books that I may well not have ever considered. Sometimes that pays off and other times it doesn’t – but every experience is unique and interesting, which is what keeps me motivated.
‘FOR THE LOVE OF IRIS‘
Alf and Iris have had a long and happy marriage, full of love, laughs, children, and grandchildren.
When Iris’ behaviour begins to change, they notice but do not attach too much importance to it. It is something they can get help with from the doctor, and then return to normal. Unfortunately, though, this is the start of something serious and unavoidable. Iris is deteriorating mentally.
Alf is convinced it can be sorted out, at least at first. If not, then it is his job to look after his wife. It’s a family matter, and as much as medicine may or may not be able to help, it will be the family who will provide the anchor to reality that Iris needs as the world becomes a stranger and stranger place.
Are miracles possible? Or is it the memory of what has gone before which is the real miracle?
A retired psychiatric nurse, 67 years old, Gillian Rutter has been in nursing for over 25 years. The most interesting time in her nursing career, was dealing with friends and family who were devastated when their relative was diagnosed with dementia. As she worked closer with the clients/patients, she made a startling discovery, that people with dementia appear to always know their near relatives, with their behaviour changing as soon they visited. As she talked to husbands, wives, daughters, and sons, it gave her a clearer picture of the person’s life, which she portrays in this book.
Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’
Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’
Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’
Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!