Feeding My Mother

Feeding My Mother

Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives With Memory Loss

Book - 2017
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"Based on her hugely popular Facebook posts and Instagram photos, Feeding My Mother is a frank, funny, inspirational and piercingly honest account of the transformation in Jann Arden's life that has turned her into the primary "parent" to her mom, who is in the grip of Alzheimer's. Jann Arden moved in to a house just across the way from her parents in rural Alberta to be close to them but also so they could be her refuge from the demands of the music business and a performing career. Funny how time works. Since her dad died in 2015, Jann cooks for her mom five or six times a week. Her mom finds comfort in her daughter's kitchen, not just in the delicious food but also just sitting with her as she cooks. And Jann finds some peace in caring for her mom, even as her mom slowly becomes a stranger. "If you told me two years ago that I'd be here," Jann writes, "I wouldn't have believed it. And yet we still fall into so much laughter, feel so much insane gladness and joy. It's such a contrast from one minute to the next and it teaches me constantly: it makes me stronger and more humble and more empathetic and caring and kind." The many people who are dealing with a loved one who is losing it will find inspiration and strength in Jann's wholehearted, loving response and her totally Jann take on the upside-down world of a daughter mothering her mother. Feeding My Mother is one heck of an affirmation that life just keeps on keeping on, and a wonderful example of how you have to roll with it."--
Publisher: Toronto :, Random House Canada,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780735273924
Branch Call Number: 616.8311 ARD 2017
Characteristics: 174 pages : color illustrations

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racing14 Nov 30, 2017

If the book is half as insightful and moving as her facebook posts it is worth the read.
Her writing is simply breathtaking. Jann captures her experience in such an honest and raw way. A must read for anyone who is coming to terms with helping their aging parents with health issues, not just alzheimer's disease.

debwalker Nov 21, 2017

The heartbreaking journey of the dementia caregiver.

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