This book offers the unique perspective of a man caring for his wife and the struggles he went through. Anyone going through caregiving will relate. The love story of almost 60 years of marriage is the backdrop and the book and ends triumphantly as the author believes he will see his wife again.
When the author's vibrant, healthy wife Kay becomes afflicted with Alzheimer's, he finds himself in the unfamiliar role as caregiver. The book chronicles their journey through the progression of the disease. While Kay experiences dementia of the mind, expressions shine through straight from her heart that are funny and quite present. This is the key message of the book encapsulated in the title Dementia of the Mind But Not of the Heart: A Caregiver’s Journey. This is Eugene Vezina’s first book. It is a joyous celebration of the strength of marriage and faith through a sometimes frightening and sad journey. The book’s advice is useful for anyone contending with Alzheimer’s but especially for older men like Eugene, the author, who find themselves in the caregiver role. It also includes the author’s poetry never before published.
"It is so sweet and highlights the wonderful relationship all of you had with your Mom. It also highlights in a gentle way how caregivers need to behave as well as some answers to when “is it time”. Please thank your father for me.... PS. I just gave my copy to the daughter of a woman whose Mom is going through this right now. I think the book will really help her and her father. Thanks again!" - anonymous reader