I Cant Recall is a sisters narrative of her brothers struggle with vascular dementia, diagnosed at age fifty-four. The book delves into family relationships, especially between a brother and sister. Younger individuals akin to Thom, those needing twenty-four hour nursing care, have few options. For Thom, a nursing home was chosen, and the hardships in making that type of decision are illustrated. In Part Two of the book, you will encounter Thoms journal, which was written during the first two years of his life at the nursing home. These journal entries are an amazing representation of dementia from the actual viewpoint of a person suffering from this incurable disease. The book illustrates the many twists and turns of managing a situation such as Thoms; reveals hope and fear; tells of sadness and happiness; imparts a bit of humor; and paints a picture of unconditional love.
About the Author
Suzi OConnor worked twenty-five years in the legal field, the last seventeen years of which she worked as a Case Analyst for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Staff Counsels office. She has been married to her high school sweetheart Ed, for thirty-seven years, and has a daughter Kimm and a son Michael. She received her bachelors degree from Regis University in 2005, at the “”young”” age of 52, and, at 57, is happily retired.