Tuesday, December 18, 2012

All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments

Nourishment. The clarity and candor of Alex Witchel’s writing made reading her latest book a delight. In All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia. With Refreshments, Witchel expresses the range of reactions when her mother experiences dementia. There’s a way in which Witchel deals with the grief of being with someone who is both present and absent, changed and the same. Through cooking, especially the comfort foods of childhood, Witchel struggles to reconnect the broken links in their shared lives. The meatloaf alone is a reason to read this book. Anyone close to the struggle of those facing dementia and their loved ones will find hope and nourishment in this finely written book. Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended) Click here to purchase All Gone from amazon.com.

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