Catherine M. Todero

“Bloom has created an emotionally powerful story. Through her recollections she has eloquently captured the complex feelings many nurses experience—both the joys and the burden of caring for someone at the end of life. The memories Bloom shares allow us to learn about the person her mother was and the person Bloom is; and we connect with both on a very human level. It should be required reading for nursing students.”

- Catherine M. Todero, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of Creighton University’s College of Nursing

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Iris Waichler

“In her book, Memories in Dragonflies, author Lannette Cornell Bloom, takes us on a very personal and poignant journey. It is the author’s story of her mother and her experience helping her to die with dignity. This ultimate role reversal where an adult daughter becomes her mother’s caregiver is one readers will relate to and want to follow. She shares how her mother’s illness impacts her entire family and how they all have to come to terms with her impending death. Along the way her mother’s strength guides them as they learn to comfort, love, and support each other every step along the way.”

- Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW, author of Role Reversal, How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents

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Diane L. Schneider

“In her beautifully written memoir, Lannette Cornell Bloom shares the emotional story of caregiving for her mother who is slowly dying. You become immersed in Bloom’s world of caregiving and memories that brings to light the challenges and simple joys during this difficult time. I recommend this book to any caregiver, family member, or friend who is dealing with a dying loved one or recent loss, which will serve as an opening to reflection on your own experiences.”

- Diane L. Schneider, MD, geriatrician, and author of The Complete Book of Bone Health    

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