An Iceberg in Paradise (Excelsior Editions)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Excelsior Editions: 1 edition (1 April 2015)
By: Nancy Avery Dafoe (Author)
In this evocative memoir, Nancy Avery Dafoe shares the heart-wrenching experience of caring for her ailing mother as she struggled, and ultimately lost her battle, with Alzheimer’:s disease. Weaving poetry throughout, Dafoe tells her family’:s story in the hope of helping those who are navigating the murky waters of Alzheimer’:s. She presents different approaches and practical advice for dealing with the difficult life transition that occurs when parents become ill. At its center, An Iceberg in Paradise is not only a tribute to love in the face of loss but also an exploration of memory, our human connections, and holding on until there is nothing left to hold.
“:Beautifully written, An Iceberg in Paradise expresses Nancy Avery Dafoe’:s very personal experience as a family member observing the slow yet relentless failing of her beloved mother. I loved Dafoe’:s honest way of writing about the pain, confusion, anger, frustration, and sorrow of her journey with her mother and her mother’:s ‘:passage.’: This is a personal, very human memoir that anyone dealing with Alzheimer’:s in a parent or spouse would find helpful and supportive.”: —: Alison Jacob, LCSW
“:I found this book particularly touching on many levels. As we baby boomers age and our parents are living longer in general, we all need information and to hear others’: stories of their experiences with this as it could well affect many of us on a very personal level.”: —: Mark Marshall, LCSW