Remembering What I Forgot

Remembering What I Forgot

by K. Allen


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You may remember visiting a grandparent or elder friend who lived in a nursing home memory unit. When you were a child you may recall sights, sounds, and smells that caused you to feel uneasy. Step into any one of today's 16,000 long-term care facilities across the US, and suddenly those memories reemerge.
Nurse Supervisor K. Allen tells of the emotional investments found while working with seniors inside the Van Gogh, a large upscale urban assisted living complex. Located at its core is found a locked memory care unit, the Rembrandt, where he and his heroic support team struggle to comfort those suffering from Alzheimer's and other types of Dementia. Emotionally rich and deeply moving, Remembering What I Forgot tells of a day in the life of a memory unit nurse and the unimaginable obstacles faced by todays health care workers.
A first of its kind, the story provides its reader with a rare glimpse into "life on a memory unit" including the emotional torment experienced by visitors who witness their loved one slip into ever increasing apathy and confusion. In its truest sense a love story of the need to cope and how to find hope when someone we love suddenly cannot remember well and is handed a diagnosis of Dementia.
Insightful, humorous and heartfelt, Remembering What I Forgot conveys a message of inspiration and helps us connect with those in the final chapter of their life. Let us not forget them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546413394
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2017
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 1,192,306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
K. Allen tells a wonderful, humorous at times, and very sad story, but so informative a read that his book educates a reader on this terrible disease of Dementia or Alzheimer's, that afflicts so many. He has given us insights on the daily activities with a loved one, who is either in the beginning stages, moving into a stage, or at the last stages of the debilitating disease, and how to cope for your peace of mind and theirs. He outlines the love, comfort, care and patience needed to give the loved one some quality of life. He is aware that the decision to place any of your family in a long term environment is monumental and heartbreaking, but necessary when a family is unable to give them a safe environment. Under a professional with extraordinary skills of medical knowledge and compassion such as he shows in his book, it is outstanding and highly commendable. A must read book for all of us, as we live in an era that has seen senior citizens live much longer than ever before. Our research and medical technology, though wonderful, has given us longevity, but for the patients having this disease as so vividly drawn by K Allen, it makes us pray for a cure sooner than later. Kudos to K .Allen. Thank you for a wonderful book. Dorothy Gagnon