The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye: Lessons on humanity from the grips of Alzheimer’s

Paperback Published on: 01/05/2024
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Synopsis

A powerful mix of memoir and hard-earned knowledge, in The Long Goodbye, Keri Kitay charts her family's poignant and devastating journey after their mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.

When Keri Kitay's mother, Terry, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, nothing could have prepared her family for what lay ahead. The diagnosis and the years that followed rocked their world in unimaginable ways.

In this powerful mix of memoir and hard-earned knowledge, Keri charts her family's journey: what life was like before Alzheimer's, the early signs that everybody missed, the day they got the shattering news, coming to terms with the grim prognosis . . . and most devastatingly, witnessing the woman they knew and loved slowly fade away.

Poignant and moving, The Long Goodbye is a stirring account of losing a parent to the ravages of an unforgiving disease and a heartfelt exploration of what it means to face this with grace and dignity.

This is a story about ordinary family ties which became extraordinary through necessity, about unbreakable bonds and unconditional love, and what holds us close even in the most heartbreaking of circumstances.

'A significant resource for anyone faced with dementia' PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY

'Raw and honest . . . An important resource for those dealing with dementia, especially families and friends who are grappling with how to care for someone facing this cruel illness' AUSTRALIAN JEWISH NEWS

  • Publisher: Hachette Australia
  • ISBN: 9780733651281
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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