Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey By Gary Chapman

Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's JourneyKeeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey by Gary Chapman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The word for love in the context of God’s love means this-The loyal, merciful, intentional love that intervenes on behalf of loved ones and comes to their rescue. In antiquity, this Hebrew word was used to describe the love of God Himself for humanity. There has never been a higher love than the hesed of God, and it is His love, that empowers the many caretakers who make a commitment to love and cherish their loved ones with Alzheimer’s.

Loved this book. If you have not read the The Heart of the 5 Love Languages you may want to pick that up before you read this. The 5 love languages describes and helps you determine which are yours and which are your spouses that will enable you to fill their tank up and in doing so will help your spouse to love you more meaningful. It is a great tool to know your spouse more deeply and yourself as well. However, with Alzheimer’s the person you once knew, is not the same person and this book is a great tool to love that person well even when your spouse is not able to respond to your love. It reminds you of what love really is.

The book goes over what Alzheimer’s is and the early detections of the disease. It shares stories of those that have lived it and are living it. What worked for them and how they were able to cope. This book is a light for a very dark time in marriages. I highly recommend it.

A Special Thank you to Moody Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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