Dee Resnick, Loving family member writes...If you’ve been frightened and struggled, as I have, with an aging parent who was always the brightest start on the horizon and had to watch him fade, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for. I know. I used Diana’s techniques during many long distance calls and visits that I had with my Dad as he began to slip in his 90’s. The answers to how to reach out and make that connection are here.
Jon W. Schwanz, D.C. writes...Understanding...practical...insightful information that can be used immediately. Would have been helpful in my own family. It will make a difference for many. Carry on!”
Ed Carlson, Retired Pastor writes...Diana provides pure, practical advice born out of her own experience and shared with love. I WAS THINKING... gives people hope and tools to re-build these precious relationships.
Mark from Bellevue, Ohio writes... I can ’t express how much of a blessing your book, “I Was Thinking ” has been. We brought my Dad “home ” from Florida in May and while he is probably suffering more from his journey to life’s end than the dementia they first diagnosed him with, your book prepared me for the conversations – and lack of conversations I would have the past 5 months. I don ’t know how much longer the Lord is going to allow Dad to spend with us, but knowing more about this journey has been invaluable. Keep up the great work and thank you for bringing your message to WLMB.
Extremely Grateful, Mark
C. Johnson, RN, North Carolina writes... Your book was so helpful - in talking with the compromised aged. I read it and gave to my husband, and his sister who was living with their aging out mom (to be 96 this Aug, with early stages dementia). Bottom line, your book was able to BEGIN the process of understanding their mother as a person with serious unmet needs.
But the point is, Diana, YOUR book stimulated the whole process, its gave us a "professional" view that allowed true assessment of Mary Elizabeth's needs, which I could see as a psych nurse, but her daughter and my husband (a Harvard psychiatrist) could not "see". That helpful wall of denial which helps us cope sometimes, also needs a "door" to open to those realities needing to be recognized - and your book was that door! It allowed all the family to be able to "talk about" realities without feeling we were diminishing her; that her creeping dementia was a problem which was/is discussable and did not mean a person loses their true personhood. Thanks for authoring this wonderful book!