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, December 9, 2020

Welcome Pat MacEnulty, author of Wait Until Tomorrow

Dear Friends, 

I found Pat MacEnulty's lovely book recently when searching the top 100 books in Alzheimer's and dementia on Amazon. After coming to know Pat through some exchanged emails, she agreed to write a post for AlzAuthors about her new memoir Wait Until Tomorrow.


Pat shares: 
When my mother could no longer live on her own, I took her away from the fulfilling life she loved and brought her to live in a facility near me. It was heartbreaking for both of us. Seeing her bright light flicker and fade, listening to her groan in pain as she tried to walk, and sensing her confusion when she forgot where she was depleted my spirit. My outlet was writing.

Please read the entire post here

Thank you, Pat, for writing this beautiful book and sharing it with others currently on the path, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia diseases.