"I never expected to have to take away my mother's car keys. I thought when the time came, she would just hand them over like my grandparents had, recognizing they were no longer able to drive. Instead, after a medical crisis in 2017, I found myself suddenly and irrevocably in the driver's seat of my mother's life. Since that time, in an effort to keep her safe and healthy, I have taken away every key that has ever mattered to her."
Part how-to and part personal narrative, Taking Away the Keys: a Momoir, is a book for caregivers of loved ones with dementia, especially those caregivers who have to reconcile past abuse with current issues. With helpful, detailed information about types of dementia, options for care, and what to expect after a diagnosis, delivered with humor, charm, and kindness from the perspective of a current caregiver this book is an invaluable tool.