Book Review: Letters To Momma Jean

Reflections On Dementia, Caring And Love

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - by Valitus Edwards BS, MA English

Letters to Momma Jean
Reflections on Dementia, Caring and Love by Liz Cooper

Even if you’re not an avid reader this book should be read. It’s a love story of perseverance and determination to give back to one who has given to you. 

Karma says what you give to the world you will eventually get back from the world. 

Dementia can rob a person’s sense of self. Some will suffer in silence while some are fortunate enough have family support to sustain them. This story is not only about how one family is dealing with this calamity but shows how it can be adapted and applied to other situations that can affect a family’s way of life, living and lifestyle. 

Liz Cooper, the author and caregiver to her mother, employs facts, commentary and letter writing to illustrate an extended family’s devotion to the care of their love one. 

The book is almost poetic and an enjoyable read. It is 70 pages long with short digestible chapters that will have you stop and think of what has been said. It will have you looking at your now and future situation as it applies to you or a love one eventually being felled with a sickness. 

It has simple guidelines on protecting an afflicted person from “predators” and themselves. 

Her reliance on God, and a faith that will not shrink, is the foundation of Ms. Cooper’s strength. I will forever be affected by reading this book. 

 


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