My Mother Has The Finest Eyes

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  1. 1. A COLLECTION OF POETRY AND REFLECTION

    My Mother Has the Finest Eyes A compelling collection of poetry written by Lois Zachary, records the struggle families, the hidden victims of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, endure.

    .Anyone who has felt the pain associated with watching a loved one advance through the stages of dementia will relate to the journey described in My Mother Has the Finest Eyes. Professionals working with individuals, who suffer from loss of mental capacity, as well as caregivers, will find this collection a unique resource.

  2. 2. IT IS HARD TO SEE SOMEONE YOU LOVE

    DISAPPEAR BEFORE YOUR EYES

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  3. 3. SHE WAS NO LONGER THE PERSON I ONCE KNEW

    “As my mother’s disease progressed, I needed to accept changes in our mother-daughter relationship and to understand the emotional and all too harsh transition she was experiencing.

  4. 4. NOTHING WAS MAKING SENSE ANY MORE

    "Mom closed her eyes … so as not to hear and covered her ears … so as not to see, and we pretended not to notice. She ‘knew’ her memory was slipping and feared what that might indicate.”

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  5. 5. MOM WAS CHANGING

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  6. 6. I DECIDED TO KEEP A JOURNAL

    And it took many years before I felt comfortable enough to share it.

    The poetry evolved slowly. It was many months before I began to record the difficult journey Charlotte Menter, my mother and the subject of this book, took at the end of her life.

    Photo by David Reber's Hammer Photography

  7. 7. A SELECTION FROM

    My Mother Has The Finest Eyes

  8. 8. COME BACK I CRIED

    BUT SHE HAD WANDERED OFF

  9. 9. INTO THE PROTECTIVE CUSTODY OF THE UNKNOWN

    COMFORTED

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  10. 10. DISCOMFORTING ME

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  11. 11. DISBELIEVING, I TOO LOOKED AROUND

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  12. 12. UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY

    HELP!

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  13. 13. AVAILABLE NOW AT AMAZON.COM

    To order your copy:

    http://www.amazon.com/Mother-Has-The-Finest-Eyes/dp/1491200413 About the Author: Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert on mentoring and the president of Leadership Development Services and its Center for Mentoring Excellence. She attributes her interest in mentoring to her Menter. In her personal life, Lois gains strength from her roles as wife, mother and grandmother. Lois can be contacted at lzachary@leadservs.com