Book Review: The Hedge People by Louise Carey

April 06, 2017

The Hedge People: How I Kept My Sanity and Sense of Humor as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver by Louise Carey. (Beacon Hill Press: 2009)

"Delightful, humorous memoir by a missionary to Guatemala who cared for her father-in-law for 2½ years. Short chapters, hilarious stories, and insightful comments—great for your mini-breaks. Don’t miss this one!" ~ Marcia Washburn

In her collection of true stories, author Louise Carey conveys attitudes and techniques for treating dementia patients with respect while also finding humor in the unusual and frustrating situations encountered by the caregiver. The Hedge People offers caregivers solace in the stories and joy in the journey as they face the daily challenges of care-giving with God's help.

Filled with humor, warmth, and encouragement, each chapter includes a caregiver prayer, a leading question for reflection, and space to journal.

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April 06, 2017

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