'A beautifully written, bittersweet memoir … A gorgeous book.'
'The author writes beautifully about mind and identity and obligation.'
'This fine memoir is sobering in its account of an insidious disease. It is eloquently written, beautifully observed and painfully honest, yet never sentimental or self-indulgent.'
JULIA STIRLING, THE AGE
'An intensely moving account.'
'Vivienne Ulman has written a heart-rendingly beautiful book, moving and sometimes unsettling. She writes with a truthful love that struggles for lucidity about what it can mean to suffer from Alzheimer's disease, to love and, in more than one sense, to lose someone who suffers from it. Outstanding is her portrait of her father, who cared for his wife with a love that was both romantic and saintly. The story of this wondrously good man will inspire and humble readers of all kinds and ages for years to come.'
'What a powerful, rewarding book this is. The author give us an unflinching insight into her mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease and the myriad battles, humiliations, false moments of hope and hours of despair that accompany this soul destroying condition ... Everyone with any involvement with Alzheimer’s, whether personal or professional, can only benefit from reading, and absorbing, this outstanding book.'
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