Re: new book on LBD patient
In an article on self-published books on the webpage "WORLD," a magazine covering Christian views, Anne's book is mentioned. It was picked by magazine subscribers as one of the best self-published books. Here's the very short excerpt from the article about Anne's book and another book on caregiving for someone with dementia. http://www.worldmag.com/articles/18270
Books about dealing with the effects of disease and with life on the mission field are among WORLD's top picks of subscriber-submitted titles
July 16, 2011, Vol. 26, No. 14
Over the past half-year WORLD subscribers submitted close to 100 self-published books for possible review. We eliminated some because they were not well-written or edited, and others because they were too long, too narrow, or not distinctive within a well-saturated area like apologetics.
Hint for budding writers: Find a niche where you have unique expertise. For example, My Journey Into Alzheimer's Disease by Robert Davis (see WORLD, April 9) is a unique work because a pastor with Alzheimer's partially wrote his own story, describing what the disease feels like from the perspective of the sufferer.
Here are nine books that caught my attention and held my interest:
First, two memoirs on dementia convey important insights from a wife's perspective. (They also made me wonder whether I'd want my husband to write about me if I had dementia.) Though He Slay Me by Anne Hartman (Xulon) describes the difficulties of living with a Lewy Body Dementia sufferer. The book, consisting of journal entries written as her husband's disease progressed, focuses on her spiritual struggles but also records less interesting peripherals.
Darlene Saunders' Life Lessons for Caregivers (Pleasant Word) is a memoir of the years she took care of her pastor/husband as he declined and eventually died of Alzheimer's. Her experience had at least one good outcome: "After years of learning to go to God instantly with the problems and joys of caregiving, it is now nearly automatic to converse with God about everything in my life." She, like Hartman, shares her sometimes sinful reactions to events.