A mature and confident woman is surprised to feel erased when her husband forgets her. As present-day events trigger her own memories, she begins to tell him things he used to know and recovers a complex past she thought had been left behind. Remembering how she became the intrepid woman he loved, her courage and determination resurfaces as she faces the catastrophe of his illness.
While a heartbreaking journey through dementia, Catching Rain, by author Sandi Paris, also offers an extraordinary story of life generously sprinkled with humor and mayhem. Written from a female perspective, these narratives will resonate deeply with many women. However, humans of all ages, genders, preferences, races, and abilities will also recognize themselves.
Catching Rain delivers a profoundly urgent call-to-action when describing experiences with long-term and end-of-life care. It is a must read for medical professionals, social workers, clergy, caregivers, and curious people everywhere. Paris makes us want to do beautiful, hard things.