Extreme caring – you have to go on
– a search for meaning in life with stroke and dementia
Reviews of the book with photographs in colour and with full notes (with web links) are here.
The reflections of a trained and intelligent mind on the meaning of caring and of life seen through the lens of “extreme caring” are relevant to us all.
The book meets the critical question following a reading. Do I wish to press it on my friends? A resounding “Yes”.
Professor Sir Robert Boyd, formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of London
This is a compelling account of the changes and challenges that a couple had to face after a stroke in May 2000. It is a well- researched, scholarly, yet moving account.
Professor Sir Charles George, former Chairman of the Stroke Association UK
Faith when words and memory fail
– reflections on a spiritual life with stroke and dementia
Extreme caring was written for those who wish to understand more about what it is like to live with a stroke and the subsequent illnesses and disabilities, especially disturbances of memory, and also for those who are caring for, or have cared for, people with problems like these.
Separated into a companion book Faith when words and memory fail are Stuart's philosophical and theological reflections about their experiences. The separation is partly because of length, and partly because while some readers may be very concerned about those aspects, other readers may not be particularly interested.