wings and things

“The Gift of Alzheimer’s”

on November 7, 2015

This is the title of a book I am reading, written by Maggie La Tourelle. Maggie tells the story of the journey she and her mother share in which her mother’s Alzheimer’s actually enhances their relationship.

What I really like about this book is the way it de-tragifies dementia; gives fantastic examples of dialogues between kin; and even explores the spiritual possibilities beyond death.

Maggie’s conversations with her mother remind me so much of my conversations with Anthony that it has made me quite emotional (especially at 3am!) Their story is unlike ours in many ways but there are some fascinating parallels.

8 responses to ““The Gift of Alzheimer’s”

  1. It is so good when we find a book that resonates with our story in life. I am so glad you can see the gift amongst the challenges of this disease. You are very inspiring.

  2. Rob Ainslie says:

    That is why you have to write your book. Others will gain power and comfort from your exprriences.
    I still read every article you post, but this time I had to comment so climbed the hill for enough power to comment…. missing you all but still read the posts..

  3. susanpoozan says:

    Sounds a very worthwhile read even at 3:00 am.

  4. FacetsofLucy says:

    Most beautifully written description of longing. I can almost taste the hunger and desire and heartbreak. As always, a touching post.

  5. Sounds like a great book

  6. Barb says:

    How hopeful to have someone who has been on this journey and records it with such grace and empathy. Thanks for sharing this resource.

  7. lensgirl53 says:

    Thank you, Jules, I will try to find that book. My mom and I have very interesting conversations, as well. Some days it is the same old dialog and on others it is enlightening to say the least. 😉
    hugs, …Dale

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