Author Debbie Flack’s Mum had always been a hard-working woman and loving grandmother, but in her later years, bizarre questions and strange behavior started ringing alarm bells. Like the edges of a cloth starting to fray, Mum’s personality and understanding of situations started to change. Unknowingly, lives were about to change when Mum was diagnosed with dementia, a collection of symptoms caused by disorders affecting the brain.
In Forget Me Not, Flack narrates the family’s journey with her mother’s diagnosis, from discovering the symptoms, realizing the changes that occur, and exploring the treatment options. It offers an honest account of the lows and highs of the disease, and it shares that no matter what type of dementia a person has, the journey for the sufferer and their loved ones can truly be a difficult one. Discovering how strong love can be, Flack describes the emotional toll of this cruel disease.
Forget Me Not shares one family’s experiences and promotes an awareness of dementia and encourages the importance of research for this disease.