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READ: Review, When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers by Cecil Murphey

Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Cecil Murphey, Read, When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers | 2 comments

It’s hard to find a family untouched by Alzheimer’s or dementia. Your neighbor’s forgotten how to feed himself. Your co-worker’s wife becomes agitated when she can’t recall the word she needs. And the man at church slips further into silence every day.  

With firm yet compassionate words, author Cecil Murphey comes alongside caregivers to offer empathy, understanding, and advice borne of experience. When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers presents a treasure chest of caregiver wisdom in gift book format. Tender illustrations, true stories, and real-life examples end in the aphorisms that have become Murphey’s trademark. A brief section about laying aside our dreams ends with the bolded statement “I didn’t ask for this assignment. But as I serve my loved one, I’m also serving my loving God.”

Any of the books I’ve featured this month would make excellent gifts. I’ll share today’s review copy with a friend who’s struggling to balance work, church responsibilities, and caring for her mother. Bless the caregiver in your life this Christmas or New Year’s with the gift of this tender, touching, and to-the-point publication. 
Do you know someone who could use this book? Have you been or are you a caregiver for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia? Leave a comment below or  on any of this week’s other posts and receive one entry in a drawing for my CHRISTMAS PRIZE PACK. This book selection includes Christmas Miracles (another Cec Murphey title); They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti, an award-winning novel I reviewed earlier this year; and two of my own projects: Rite of Passage Parenting by Walker Moore and I Would Die for You by Brent and Deanna Higgins. I’ll choose a winner at random on December 26 and mail the package out before 2012! Merry Christmas! 

(FTC disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher. I was not required to post a review or a positive response.)


  1. My Mom is suffering from Dementia and I am a caregiver to her. I say suffering because even though she feels no pain, I am suffering. I never ever in my wildest dreams would think I’d be taking care of my Mom like a child. She depends on us for every bit of her care. So child like but yet still Mom. It is so depressing watching my Mom go through this. There are days I am filled with depression because it is unbearable to see how this disease is robbing her of life. The short term memory isn’t there anymore and soon I fear she won’t know who her children are. I would love to read When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers.

    Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

    Judy B

  2. Thanks, Judy! I appreciate you taking time to comment and will pray for you and your mom.

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