Alzheimer's Daughter

The Story

Alzheimer’s Daughter introduces the reader to my healthy parents, Ed and Ibby, years before their diagnosis, then recounts painful details as our roles reversed and I became my parents’ parent.

Their disease started as translucent, confused thoughts and ended in a locked memory care unit after a near decade of descent into the opaque world of Alzheimer's.

I began writing Alzheimer’s Daughter one week after my mother's death––when I was stunned, realizing Dad had no memory of her or their 66-year marriage.

I write to pay tribute to the undying spirit at Ed and Ibby's core, and with the hope that the story of their parallel decline might be helpful to others.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Read this week's powerful post on by Jamie Ten Napel Tyrone, Author of Fighting for My Life–How to Thrive in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s

This week welcomes Jamie Ten Napel Tyrone, author of  Fighting for My Life: How to Thrive in the Shadow of Alzheimer's.

Jamie shares:
"In 2009 ... I inadvertently discovered that my genetic status puts me at a 91 percent chance of getting Alzheimer's disease. As I opened my test results with complete naivety and lack of genetic counseling—much like the experience with direct-to-consumer companies like 23andMe—I was informed that I have two copies of the ApoE4 gene that will forever shadow my life."

Read the entire post by clicking here to go directly to

I'm so happy to be able to share other books with the readers of Alzheimer's Daughter. Each story helps and supports someone whose life is currently impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia.

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