Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review 2: I Will Never Forget (Elaine C. Pereira)


Elaine C. Pereira’s I Will Never Forget

 

 



Author: Elaine C. Pereira

Publisher: iUniverse

Date Published: 5/1/2012

Format: Paperback

Source: Goodreads Giveaway

 

 
 
 
 
Synopsis:

It is extremely difficult to watch a loved one decline as dementia ravages his or her mind, robbing him or her of memory, thinking, abilities, and even judgment. In Elaine Pereira's I Will Never Forget shares the occasional humorous and even heartbreaking story of her mother's journey through dementia.

I will Never Forget starts out by offering glimpses into Elaine's own childhood and extremely feisty teenage years. Pereira shares the unconditional love and creative parenting style that she learned from Betty which helped mold Elaine into a resourceful adult who would eventually move mountains on her mother's behalf. As their roles shift and Betty begins to descend down the dark corridors of Alzheimer's, Pereira is now a caregiver who is blindly navigating dementia's painful ride.

I Will Never Forget shares a powerful yet emotional story that can help people affected by dementia take comfort in knowing that they are not alone.

# of Day's to finish:  4 Days

Cover Photo:

The Cover photo for “I Will Never Forget” is quite suiting for the novel. As with someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia hands on activities are always extremely recommended.

The Writing Score:

5 out of 5 Stars

Recommendations:

I Will Never Forget is definitely a must read and I highly recommend Elaine Pereira's novel for people that affected by a loved one having Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. I Will Never Forget did comfort me in a way that not a lot of other books that I've read, and I believe that this is because of my own grandfather having this terrible disease.

Memorable or Forgettable:

Elaine Pereira's I Will Never Forget is an extremely memorable novel that I will always cherish. Elaine's personal story of her mother going through dementia was one that hit a soft spot and close to home. My grandfather has Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and it's one that is really hard to wrap your head around.

Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

My Opinion:

I extremely enjoyed reading “I Will Never Forget” by Elaine C. Pereira as you’ve probably already read previously this novel hits home for me as my grandfather has Alzheimer’s and it’s increasingly getting worse by the day. The characters in I Will Never Forget are quite remarkable actually and I extremely enjoyed reading about them and her family. The story was extremely well written and I highly recommend this novel to anyone, and especially someone who has a relative that has this disease.

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