John Thorndike | The Last of His Mind |

Other Alzheimer’s Memoirs

When my father’s dementia began, I read everything I could find about Alzheimer’s. Not the how-to books, which often left me feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, but the personal stories I found in dozens of memoirs. These were a lifeline to me as I struggled to understand this disease. There’s some beautiful writing here, and many remarkable portraits.