Miles to Go
An Alzheimer Journal
The story of an Iowa woman’s dementia and how her children moved her to a place where she could be safe and relatively content.
Most of this story is told through messages sent by email between sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, and aunts and uncles and cousins and others who crossed their paths or helped Rosemary and her family along on their journey. Some of the entries after the first few months are from the author’s personal journal, the writing of which coincided with the “Alzheimer’s Log” that chronicled Rosemary’s illness, care, and new life. Initially separate records, the documents are as intertwined here as the family members’ lives.