Susan A. Marshall
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Mom’s Gone Missing is not a how-to book. It’s a here’s-what-unfolded book, a story of a daughter’s experience with a father’s decade-long Alzheimer’s journey and a mother’s lightning fast dementia decline and both of their deaths.
The narrative includes sibling tensions, a bewildering array of healthcare, financial and legal decisions, reconciliation of lifelong hurts, and the emotional tsunami that surges through all.
This book takes you inside a family’s experience and walks you through the practical and sometimes mundane steps taken to prepare for and ultimately accompany parents in death. It invites you in, encourages you to find familiar thoughts and emotions, and provides compassion for your worst moments, your rawest reactions, and your urge to laugh in sometimes inopportune moments.
It is a true story of a thoughtful writer’s journey with her parents, written with clarity, honesty, and vulnerability. Its ultimate wish is to create a community within which to share stories and offer support. You, in whatever stage of angst or pain, are welcome here.