How would you feel if you knew something was wrong with your elderly
mother but medical professionals pooh-poohed your concerns? Author
Peggy Bushy was frustrated and scared when doctors downplayed her
mother’s symptoms—anxiety, irritability, paranoia, and hallucinations about
men trying to kill her. One specialist even suggested that her mother,
Francesca, was drinking too much. Finally, Francesca was diagnosed with
Lewy body dementia, and Bushy learned her mother would only get worse.
For years, she looked after Francesca’s intensive needs at home and then
supported her in long-term care. Throughout the ordeal, her bond with her
mother remained strong. Her poignant memoir, which reveals the obstacles
she faced and the strategies she used to overcome them, overflows with
support and compassion for readers confronting similar challenges.
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Welcome to my kitchen table book…
My kitchen table is a very special place. It provides food, entertainment, camaraderie,
and function. It shares joy, love, fears, and sadness with others. Hundreds of names
have been carved into my kitchen table by family, friends, and visitors, talked about by
people in the community, and even referred to in homilies at a few churches. It’s safe,
warm, and comfortable.
I’ve shared many stories across my kitchen table, and I’d like to share one with you. So
grab a cup of coffee, pour a spot of tea, and come back in a few weeks to
learn about one of the most important stories of my life’s journey…my role as a
caregiver for my mother who suffered with Lewy Body Dementia.
I would love to hear from you.