Caregivers and families of dementia patients are set to get a dose of comfort and inspiration from the newly launched book by Deborah Keys, Why Do You Think I Call You Mama?
Why Do You Think I Call You Mama? is Deborah Keys’ intense and personal journey of caring for her mother following her diagnosis of dementia. The author’s mother lived with her for five years and her behaviors, antics, and conversations were a source of frustration, and much amusement for them both.
The book provides readers with an honest, amusing, and raw emotional insight into the mind and heart of a caregiver, along with tried and true tips and tactics. The book will at times evoke sadness, but the witty storytelling skills will also send readers in a fit of laughter- much like the experiences of caring for with someone with dementia.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, 15.5 million family and other unpaid caregivers of dementia patients provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care in 2013. Of that number 60% of them were women.
When asked about the inspiration behind the book, Deborah said: “The number of caregivers nationwide is increasing every day. I wanted to encourage, inspire, validate, and provide comic relief to these caregivers. Hopefully my voice of experience will accomplish this.”
Deborah added: “I want anyone (especially caregivers and families) who reads this book to feel emotionally validated and comforted as well as inspired to use the tips and tactics I offer.”
While primarily targeted at caregivers and families, Why Do You Think I Call You Mama? is an excellent resource for doctors and social workers who want greater insight into how to cope with dementia patients.
Already the book has been receiving positive reviews. Kelsey Temple Phillips, Author of College Bound on Solid Ground, commented: “Your content is real, inviting, challenging, moving, and absolutely hysterical. Your wit, charm, honesty, faith, and love for your mother are poured out on these pages.”
Why Do You Think I Call You Mama? was published by Redemption Press. The book is available in eBook, paperback and hardback formats, respectively.
For further information or to purchase a copy, visit: https://www.redemption-press.com