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” A powerful book about Lewy Body dementia and other forms of Alzheimer’s. It is a caring, heart-filled story of a daughter’s journey with her mother, as they both face the monster of an illness that steals so much.” – Readers’ Favorite
The statistics are brutal. One in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another kind of dementia while 15 million family caregivers care for someone with the disease. “I’m Your Daughter, Julie: Caring for a Parent with Dementia” is written by award-winning journalist and author, Julie A. Gorges, who was the primary caregiver for her mother suffering from Lewy Body dementia. Sharing her intimate story, Gorges provides a compassionate and supportive guidebook to help caregivers cope with the many difficult challenges they will face while caring for their own needs at the same time.
FOR YOUNG ADULTS:
Jade Haddock, 15, wants life to be perfect. Her room is kept immaculate, clothes are always pressed, and lists are an addiction. So how did her life get so messy? As Jade comes to grips with the trauma of an older brother’s addictions and falls for the guy her best friend is dating, she discovers life isn’t always neat and orderly and choices aren’t always simple.
When do you let go of a friendship that isn’t working anymore? This is the decision Meg Johnson, 16, faces when she realizes that her relationship with her best friend has become negative, critical, and damaging.
The story, told through diary entries of a teenage girl who has died, shows that staying in a destructive relationship can have tragic consequences. In this powerful novel, we learn that sometimes it’s crucial to “cast away” someone we love.