When my mother began her struggle with aphasia and Alzheimer's I looked for resources so I could understand what we were dealing with and learn how best to help her. Information on Alzheimer's is abundant, though one can never read enough personal stories to fully prepare for that journey. Information on aphasia is more difficult to come by, though - I felt very alone as my mother and I took on such a monumental challenge.
I hope our story, though not lengthy, will shed some light on how aphasia affects individuals and families. I often handled things imperfectly, which created a tremendous amount of guilt. My mother was forgiving, generous, and appreciative, but I still felt as though I was always running after the proverbial turnip truck. If this book helps someone else accept and embrace the challenges Alzheimer's and aphasia present I will be happy and I know my mother would be too.