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Mother, when do you finally die?

Martina Rosenberg, who was born in 1963 on Lake Ammersee, lived in Crete for a long time, studied business administration and ultimately studied journalism, now lives with her family in Munich. The book with the provocative title "Mother, when do you finally die?" Is about the life of Martina Rosenberg and her family after their return to Germany and their confrontation with her mother's Alzheimer's disease and everything related to it . Since my mother also had Alzheimer's, I was interested in the book. Before reading, I asked myself whether the author would manage to convey the situation of the sick and their relatives. I have to say, Martina Rosenberg has more than succeeded. Beginning with the decision to return to Germany and move into her parents' house, which only began well as a generational living, the author describes the coexistence with her parents, which over time becomes a torture, with an astonishing openness. First of all, she notices changes in the otherwise life-affirming and gripping mother. Then comes the diagnosis of Alzheimer's. The author's father has a stroke, which exacerbates the situation. He becomes depressed and aggressive. Martina Rosenberg impressively describes the helplessness that one feels as a relative, one is confronted with things that go far beyond what one as a child wants to know from his parents. In the book you also get to know the problems that arise with Alzheimer's disease, such as applying for care, the bureaucracy with the health insurance companies and authorities, the organization of care, the mental state of both parents, etc. The author was often Left alone with that, she has to look for jobs that help her and is at the edge of her strength, even though her husband is always by her side. Ultimately, all that remains is to flee the parental home, as the young family builds themselves and Martina tries to gain distance, which hardly succeeds. Her mother's end-of-life care also becomes an inner ordeal. Only after the mother's death, who is able to fulfill the mother's last wish, namely death, does calm return to the daughter's life after a long time and very slowly. I was fascinated by reading the book in 2 days, I couldn't stop, my own memories came up and I can only tell the author from my own experience, it is as it is in the book, you forget the bad times and the good ones stay behind Memories of parents. And I can only support what she writes, I too often had the question in my head why you can help animals die and you have to watch loved ones in agony, with my mother even with a patient's will. One often encounters a lack of understanding on the part of doctors. The book is my urgent reading recommendation for all health and social policy-makers, for all relatives who are affected and who will find out here that they are not alone, for nurses, health insurers - and MDK employees who are so many stones put in the way, officials of affected offices and anyone interested. This disease can affect us all as relatives or those affected and I admire it that Martina Rosenberg wants to wake up and has attached a very good list of information points. http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/3764504684/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img