By Nancy Avery Dafoe
In this evocative memoir, Nancy Avery Dafoe stocks the heart-wrenching adventure of taking care of her sick mom as she struggled, and finally misplaced her conflict, with Alzheimer’s disorder. Weaving poetry all through, Dafoe tells her family’s tale within the wish of supporting those people who are navigating the murky waters of Alzheimer’s. She offers diverse techniques and useful suggestion for facing the tricky lifestyles transition that happens whilst mom and dad develop into in poor health. At its heart, An Iceberg in Paradise is not just a tribute to like within the face of loss but in addition an exploration of reminiscence, our human connections, and protecting on till there's not anything left to hold.
“Beautifully written, An Iceberg in Paradise expresses Nancy Avery Dafoe’s very own event as a friend watching the gradual but relentless failing of her loved mom. I enjoyed Dafoe’s sincere means of writing concerning the discomfort, confusion, anger, frustration, and sorrow of her trip along with her mom and her mother’s ‘passage.’ it is a own, very human memoir that anybody facing Alzheimer’s in a mother or father or wife could locate worthy and supportive.” — Alison Jacob, LCSW
“I discovered this e-book relatively pertaining to many degrees. As we child boomers age and our mom and dad reside longer in most cases, all of us want details and to listen to others’ tales in their reports with this because it might good impact many folks on a really own level.” — Mark Marshall, LCSW
Nancy Avery Dafoe is a author and English educator. She is the writer of Breaking Open the field: A advisor for inventive options to enhance educational Writing and Generate serious Thinking and Writing Creatively: A Guided magazine to utilizing Literary Devices. She lives in Homer, New York.
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