Mother, Can You Hear Me?

Joy Ross Davis

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Mother, Can You Hear Me?

Mother Can You Hear Me My mother suffered from dementia and along with that acute hearing loss As her full time caregiver I received a great deal of help in the form of the Home Health Care workers who visited twice a we

  • Title: Mother, Can You Hear Me?
  • Author: Joy Ross Davis
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  • Page: 208
  • Format: ebook
  • My mother suffered from dementia, and along with that, acute hearing loss As her full time caregiver, I received a great deal of help in the form of the Home Health Care workers who visited twice a week We were scheduled to meet with a new member of the health care team who would do a routine evaluation, asking questions to determine my mom s overall wellness I knew froMy mother suffered from dementia, and along with that, acute hearing loss As her full time caregiver, I received a great deal of help in the form of the Home Health Care workers who visited twice a week We were scheduled to meet with a new member of the health care team who would do a routine evaluation, asking questions to determine my mom s overall wellness I knew from experience that I needed to be with her during the interview Dementia and hearing loss do not lend themselves easily to answering questions During my time as caregiver, I needed some sort of release from the indescribable demands, demands that never seemed to stop There was no sleeping through the night There was no turning over the reins to someone else I heard from many people during that time, people who were going through the same kinds of things I was dealing with I had no idea that so many could identify with what I was writing about People would stop me on the street, in the post office, the grocery store to say they knew exactly how I felt They were going throughor had gone throughe very same things They knew what it felt like to watch a parent forget how to put on a blouse They knew what it felt like to be so tired, so bone tired, that weariness seeped into every movement, every thought I remember distinctly that one man said to me, I cared for my mom for almost ten years, and I d give anything to have her back for just one day At the time, I couldn t identify with what he d said The minute to minute responsibilities overwhelmed me My only relief was laughter and to write So I present to you Mother, Can You Hear Me

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    1. Kathleen Rodgers on said:

      Mother, We Can Still Hear You…An hour after closing my Kindle, I am still living inside this collection of essays that made me laugh out loud one second, cringe the next, or go in search of a tissue. I can still hear Elsa Frawley calling to her daughter in those endearing words that made me giggle and get misty-eyed all at once: “Sister, come get me. Hurry. I’ve been kidnapped!” Elsa has dementia, is hard of hearing, and can be very demanding. But her caregiving daughter, author Joy Ross [...]

    2. Anne Campbell on said:

      Those who are caregivers are going to love this one. My friend Joy took care of her mom through her last days, through injuries and illness, through dementia and downright cantankerousness.I've heard a lot of people complain about having to take care of their aging parents, but not Joy. Instead she wrote short articles for newspapers and magazines, articles filled with pathos and humor that everyone who's ever cared for someone under similar circumstances will relate to.You know, you who have be [...]

    3. Flora Reigada on said:

      In "Mother Can You Hear Me," Joy Ross Davis shares the important practice that helped her meet the demands of caring for a mother with dementia. That practice was laughter and it was transformational for Davis, her mother and the situation. Davis demonstrates the truth of the Biblical adage, "A cheerful heart is good medicine." (Proverbs 17:22, NIV). To anyone facing a challenging situation, I recommend healthy doses of this book. It is good medicine.

    4. Wanda Argersinger on said:

      This was not my normal choice of books. I like humor but read this because I'm working on my own life's story and wanted to see how someone else approached the subject. I got more than I bargained for. It was an enlightening read and view of the life of a adult daughter and how she deals with her mother's Alzheimers.

    5. Nikki on said:

      Joy was able to write about caring for her mother who has alzheimers, in an enjoyable and interesting way. And even though I smiled through most of it, I could feel both Joy's and her mother's pain. A good read!

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