The Long Hello

The Long Hello

Memory, My Mother, and Me

Book - 2015
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An autobiography of Cathie Borrie who cared for her mother Jo while Jo suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
Publisher: New York ;, Toronto :, Simon & Schuster Canada,, [2015]
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition
ISBN: 9781476792514
Branch Call Number: 362.196831 BOR 2015 NVD
Characteristics: 228 pages ; 20 cm


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Jun 14, 2017

Truth can be stranger than fiction - the author has included transcripts of conversations with her aging mother in the throes of dementia as nuggets of reality (???) studded throughout this literary memoir.
Borrie also offers a brutally honest reflection on the pain and sacrifices she made as a caregiver to an Alzheimer's disease sufferer. The emotions fly from "two glasses of a favorite red wine, two bars of dark chocolate, and one and a half sleeping pills" (a recipe for sleep), to brilliantly clear moments of heavenward visions.

Jun 17, 2015

An honest gut wrenching portrayal of watching a loved one go through Alzheimer's in their own words courtesy of the daughter/author/caretaker Cathie Borrie. Hopefully all who finds themselves in same predicament will do themselves a favour by reading this and enlightening themselves via the scripting of a most user friendly soul baring selfless woman who brings the heart and mind of one afflicted with this nightmarish neurological disorder to the attention of all. Not only does it help us understand the deterioration of the mind afflicted but of the struggles and inner turmoil of a loved one tending to the one stricken with it. Well done Ms. Borrie. Your mother would have been proud of you.

Oct 31, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book about the relationship between mother and daughter, their back stories and how they got along put into conversations and thoughts. Discusses how she cared for her mother who had Alzheimer's. Easy read.

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