Where memories meet

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As her father's abilities became increasingly compromised, the family celebrated even slight eye recognition and a few words, spoken as in the old days. Those times were cherished as good days. But there were many more bad days.

Grote chronicles her interviews with her dad over the four-year period of his Alzheimer's. This memoir's construction is unusual; it begins with his funeral in Januarywhile the next chapter introduces his parents and his birth in Every other chapter rotates from his death to the initial diagnoses of his Alzheimer's while the alternating chapters relate her father's family history from the beginning of his life, chronologically as he ages.

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I came to love and respect the author's father. He was truly a remarkable man. And I felt worse about his death at the end of the book than I did at the beginning, when I did not know him. The loss of recognition may be one of the last symptoms, yet before that, Alzheimer's steals the pieces of its victim's lives, one step at a time.

Because of the alternating chapters, it took me a while to catch on to the rhythm of Christine's writing; it was like two parallel stories in one book.

where memories meet

But, after all, the title is Where Memories Meet. And indeed they do. I am glad I persevered. It is a memoir that will stay with me long after reading it. The two stories help keep the book from being hopeless. It gives life to the man her father really is instead of what his disease has made him into.

Family photos were placed throughout the memoir; these added a sense of community with the writer, her father and their family. I admired the way Grote and her sisters pulled together to provide assistance as needed for their parents.

where memories meet

As her father's abilities became increasingly compromised, the family celebrated even slight eye recognition and a few words, spoken as in the old days. Those times were cherished as good days.

Where Memories Meet, Wateringbury

But there were many more bad days. Grote chronicles her interviews with her dad over the four-year period of his Alzheimer's. This memoir's construction is unusual; it begins with his funeral in Januarywhile the next chapter introduces his parents and his birth in Every other chapter rotates from his death to the initial diagnoses of his Alzheimer's while the alternating chapters relate her father's family history from the beginning of his life, chronologically as he ages.

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I came to love and respect the author's father. He was truly a remarkable man.

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And I felt worse about his death at the end of the book than I did at the beginning, when I did not know him. The loss of recognition may be one of the last symptoms, yet before that, Alzheimer's steals the pieces of its victim's lives, one step at a time.

Because of the alternating chapters, it took me a while to catch on to the rhythm of Christine's writing; it was like two parallel stories in one book. But, after all, the title is Where Memories Meet.

And indeed they do. I am glad I persevered. It is a memoir that will stay with me long after reading it.