Enter Mourning

Enter Mourning

A Memoir on Death, Dementia, & Coming Home

Book - 2009
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<DIV><I>Enter Mourning</I> powerfully chronicles the authors difficult journey through her mother's decline and death from an insidious condition. Heather Menzies and her siblings struggle as part of the sandwich generation that provides care for both their immediate family and their aging parents. From dismissing her mothers dementia to moving her into a nursing home, Menzies must continuously shift her focus while dealing with difficult emotions raised by her brother and sister. Balancing poetic language and practical sensibilities, <I>Enter Mourning</I> limns a mother losing her grip on reality and a daughter coming to grips with her own as she chronicles her transformative journey from self-interested baby boomer to a slower, more rhythmic language of touch, gesture, and cadence.</DIV>
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2009
Edition: Original
ISBN: 9781554701551
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm


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Oct 17, 2013

This is a great book. As a fellow caregiver, it speaks to me as it captures the special thing that happens when you tap into a different kind of connection with another human being. It is the ultimate dignified way to respect another human being when they are sickly, right to the end of life. And for some of us caregivers, this kind of connection will sustain us through many years of sickness/dementia. Those moments of joy, those nuggets, are cherished and give meaning to life through the hard times.

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