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All Gone

CHARACTERS All Gone

A daughter’s longing love letter to a  mother who’s slipped beyond reach Just past seventy Alex Witchel’s smart adoring ultracapable mother began to exhibit undeniable signs of dementia Her smart adoring ultracapable daughter reacted as she’d been raised If something was broken they would fix it But as medical reality  undid that hope and her mother continued the torturous process of disapp. All Gone is a beautifully written mother daughter love story heartfelt and moving but as a whole a bit thin Perhaps I was expecting details about her mother's dementia and its progression while the bulk of the book was about the author's life with her mother growing up Like her mother my mother has vascular dementia from small strokes and the progression of my mother's dementia over the years has been far complicated and nuanced than what we see in All Gone Never the less I appreciated the author's insights while wishing for of them Like many adult children who find themselves suddenly taking on the role of caregiver for an aging parent I recognized the author's years of denial that anything was wrong and her frustration with many of the symptoms of early cognitive decline such as her mother's repeating herself or not acting appropriately Later when her mother's dementia gets worse and the author reads online about family caregivers who uit their careers to care for their parent 247 with little support the author like me rejects that ideal of a good daughter As I have she reminds herself that her mother would never want her to give up her own life or jeopardize her marriage to be a 247 caregiver for years and years and dementia can continue for 20 years or I liked as well how she learns to enjoy her time with her mother despite the disease to appreciate that her mother listens with her heart if not her head author of new book Inside the Dementia Epidemic A Daughter's Memoir

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Y she developed a deeper appreciation for all the ways the parent she was losing lived on in her starting with the daily commandment “Tell me everything that happened today” that started a future reporter and writer on her way And she was inspired to turn her experience into this frank bittersweet and surprisingly funny account that offers true balm for an increasingly familiar form of heartbrea. This is both a heartfelt and stinging recollection of Witchel's relationship with her mother and father Witchel's rendering of her childhood Nana and Passaic will also stay with you Witchel expresses her feelings so openly I am hoping that she'll write a second memoir Her relationship with her sister Phoebe and her husband and stepsons seems so loving and worthy of sharing because of her depth of caring and not just because her husband is Frank Rich from the NYT Her story is authentic This memoir provides much to hold on to if you are caring for your parents or another loved one suffering with dementia and by way of refreshments will give you a few recipes to try

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Earing in plain sight Witchel retreated to the kitchen trying to reclaim her mother at the stove by cooking the comforting foods of her childhood “Is there any contract tighter than a family recipe”  Reproducing the perfect meat loaf was no panacea but it helped Witchel come to terms with her predicament the growing phenomenon of “ambiguous loss ” loss of a beloved one who lives on Graduall. The second of two difficult mom books I read over the weekend Richard Russo's mom was mentally ill Alex Witchel's mom develops dementia Both books were uite good but I don't understand why there are recipes in this one What an odd marketing strategy nobody would buy it as a cookbook would they Hey enjoy this small collection of comfort food recipes you can just ignore the parts with all the crying It also brings up interesting issues of money and class this particular family is able to afford the best doctors a full time companion and drop by physical therapists for their ailing mom and her children have flexible jobs that allow them to drop everything and help It really makes me concerned about the 95% of Americans trying to deal with ill parents with none of these resources The Test uite good but I don't The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me understand why there are recipes in this one What an odd marketing strategy nobody would buy it as a cookbook would they Hey enjoy this small collection of comfort food recipes you can just ignore the parts with all the crying It also brings Teacher Evaluation in Music: A Guide for Music Teachers in the Us up interesting issues of money and class this particular family is able to afford the best doctors a full time companion and drop by physical therapists for their ailing mom and her children have flexible jobs that allow them to drop everything and help It really makes me concerned about the 95% of Americans trying to deal with ill parents with none of these resources

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