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The Resource Tangles : a story about Alzheimer's, my mother, and me, Sarah Leavitt

Tangles : a story about Alzheimer's, my mother, and me, Sarah Leavitt

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Tangles : a story about Alzheimer's, my mother, and me
Title
Tangles
Title remainder
a story about Alzheimer's, my mother, and me
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Leavitt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Leavitt, Sarah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Leavitt, Sarah
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Mothers and daughters
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Tangles : a story about Alzheimer's, my mother, and me, Sarah Leavitt
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Publication
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What do you do when your outspoken, passionate and quick-witted mother starts fading into a forgetful, fearful woman? In this powerful graphic memoir, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer's disease transformed her mother Midge - and her family forever. In spare black-and-white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares her family's journey through a harrowing range of emotions - shock, denial, hope, anger, frustration - all the while learning to cope, and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvard-educated intellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words; Sarah's father Rob slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker, but still finds time for word-play and poetry with his wife; Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh and grieve together as they join forces to help Midge get to sleep, rage about family friends who have disappeared, or collapse in tears at the end of a heartbreaking day. Tangles confronts the complexity of Alzheimer's disease, and ultimately opens a knot of moments, memories and dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter that will never come apart
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9781616086398
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759908781
  • (OCoLC)ocn759908781
  • 261621
Label
Tangles : a story about Alzheimer's, my mother, and me, Sarah Leavitt
Publication
Note
What do you do when your outspoken, passionate and quick-witted mother starts fading into a forgetful, fearful woman? In this powerful graphic memoir, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer's disease transformed her mother Midge - and her family forever. In spare black-and-white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares her family's journey through a harrowing range of emotions - shock, denial, hope, anger, frustration - all the while learning to cope, and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvard-educated intellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words; Sarah's father Rob slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker, but still finds time for word-play and poetry with his wife; Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh and grieve together as they join forces to help Midge get to sleep, rage about family friends who have disappeared, or collapse in tears at the end of a heartbreaking day. Tangles confronts the complexity of Alzheimer's disease, and ultimately opens a knot of moments, memories and dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter that will never come apart
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9781616086398
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759908781
  • (OCoLC)ocn759908781
  • 261621

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