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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Review - MOTHER, CAN YOU HEAR ME? by Joy Ross Davis


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 been there and worn out the T-shirt, you have to laugh or you'll cry your hearts out while you slowly go out of your mind. It's painful--but those little laughable situations can make the pain endurable. So go ahead--have yourself a chuckle or two. And at the end, send Joy Ross Davis a hug and a smile.

Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Helping Hands Press.

4 comments:

June Foster said...

Anne, This book sounds like it would be such a help to those who have to give care for a loved one. This is a thankless job. Thanks for your review.

Anne Baxter Campbell said...

I related so much to things she said in her book. My mom had been a sweetnatured lady, but the dementia changed her. Still loveable, but sometimes cantankerous. Never lost her sense of humor, though! And Joy's mom sounded much the same!

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Humor during such painful and demanding times is like a medicine! Wonderful bog post! Thank you! Sounds like a great read!

Anne Baxter Campbell said...

Thanks, Susan--I really do recommend the book. Joy is a talented and prolific writer!