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Riding the Elephant:
an Alzheimer's Journey

 

Riding the Elephant: An Alzheimer's Journey takes the reader into a landscape where no one goes by choice, yet a place where five million Americans reside.  A memoir that traces the steps of two sisters and their families as they accompany their mother into uncharted territory, it is a story filled with pathos, humor, unforgetable characters and a glimpse into the transformational power of the human heart.  It provides guidance, compassion and company to those who are walking similar paths.
Author: Diane Porter Goff
Publisher: Dreamsplice
Pub Date: August 2009
Distributor: Brodart
ISBN: 978-0-9761559-3-5
LCCN: 2009925899
Soft Cover; 118 pages
Price: $9.95


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Review in ForeWord Reviews (Nov/Dec 2009):
Diane Porter Goff, author and poet, eloquently shares her memories of the frustrations felt in caring for her mother, the hurt that arises unbidden for unknown slights that still have the capacity to wound, and the guilt over thoughts that come unbidden. Readers will relate to the helplessness felt in searching for knowledgeable, caring help and the inability to fully protect “mama” from the outside world of cold examination rooms and nonchalant medical providers. It isn’t all despair, though, as Goff also describes the undeniably comical as well as the joy felt in never-forgotten moments spent in her mother’s presence. Goff’s memoir leaves readers with an empathetic understanding of those who are “riding the elephant.” Robin Phillips, BSN, RN


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