Walking One Another Home: Moments of Grace and Possibility in the Midst of Alzheimer's

Walking One Another Home: Moments of Grace and Possibility in the Midst of Alzheimer's

by Rita Bresnahan
     
 

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In Walking One Another Home, the author traces the spiritual and emotional meaning that emerged in the lives of both herself and her mother during their visits together in a Midwest nursing home. She came to see that both she and her mother were on a pilgrimage. The result was this sensitive, hopeful book, which challenges stereotypes about Alzheimer's disease

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In Walking One Another Home, the author traces the spiritual and emotional meaning that emerged in the lives of both herself and her mother during their visits together in a Midwest nursing home. She came to see that both she and her mother were on a pilgrimage. The result was this sensitive, hopeful book, which challenges stereotypes about Alzheimer's disease and deftly shifts the emphasis from fear and horror to love and possibility. Unlike many other books about this heart-rending disease, this book focuses not on what is absent in the experience but on what is present and possible. Readers who have a loved one with Alzheimer's will be inspired to enrich their relationships by responding to the Spirit during visits. The author offers concrete and practical suggestions for staying in the present, being aware, and allowing oneself to be compassionate and playful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764809361
Publisher:
Liguori Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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