This book is intended for people who care for Alzheimer’s sufferers and reflects the great sensitivity of the author, Dr. José Luis Molinuevo in capturing all aspects of the problem that he sees in his consulting, far from the reductionist view of modern medicine.
The author reflects constructively on living with Alzheimer’s disease, so different from the desolation experienced when the diagnosis is confirmed. Molinuevo shows us a way to accept the illness and its consequences with dignity, pulling out positive aspects and areas of personal growth. He reminds us of the importance of living in the moment, of adapting and staying busy (not worrying), acting with love and sincerity, of understanding our own limits and meeting the needs of both patient and carer alike.
All this under an important premise: the person suffering Alzheimer’s is, above all, still a person whose identity is preserved, not linked to what they do, but rather what they are. The book takes us on a journey of hope which shows us a “map” for transformation and personal growth stemming from a situation that may be difficult to accept at first.
Book review by Sandra Poudevida.