Saturday, May 7, 2016

Where The Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

"Where The Light Gets In" by Kimberly Williams-Paisley is about the author and her mother as her mother suffers from a rare form of Dementia called primary progressive aphasia.  Some may know the author as the wife of country musician Brad Paisley but I recognize her more as the bride from Steve Martin's remake of the Father Of The Bride.  She brings up both of those points of her life but they are not the focus.  Her focus is on her relationship with her mother and the disease that has taken the mother she has known all her life (as of this writing her mother is alive but the dementia has taken her mind as her family knows her). Dementia in any form is horrible but I did not realize this form of Dementia (primary progressive aphasia) takes away so much in the aspect of communication and recognizing family.  I am so blessed that the author has shared this part of her family life to spread awareness to the World.  In the book she talks about how at first her mother and father wanted no-one to know as it her mom was young when diagnosed in her early 60's.  But I am so glad that over time the family has decided to open up about the struggle of this horrible disease.  I am glad to have read a book that did not hide the good and bad times of this disease.   However this book is not just about dementia but also a daughter's relationship with her mother pre-dementia and currently with the dementia.  The author has wrote a powerful book that I could not put down once I picked it up.  I highly recommend this book for anyone as you never know when you will know someone with dementia.

I was given this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.

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