Beyond Ice and Sand: The Conclusion of Our Story with Alzheimer's (Paperback)
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This book completes the trilogy of a ten year Alzheimer’s journey caregiving and grieving. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease for the care recipient, caregiver, and the entire family, as it takes its toll on everyone. The writer chronicles the last year of her husband’s life that was still filled with love, laughter, and meaningful visits. After his death, she goes on to share the path forward, learning how to grieve and live fully again.
About the Author
Marjorie Burke grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts, and moved to Lexington when she married her husband, Donald; they raised their two sons there. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University and worked as a staff pharmacist at Children’s Hospital in Boston for a number of years, followed by substituting in many other Boston hospitals. Marjorie has always been active in the Episcopal Church at all levels—parish, diocese, and national. She served as national president of the Episcopal Church Women and coedited Women’s Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated. Her poetry and prose have been published in literary magazines and local newspapers. Currently, Marjorie lives in Weare, New Hampshire, where she has just retired as the chair of the Weare District School Board. Marjorie has been a weaver and a liturgical dancer in the past and likes to garden and cook now, when she is not writing. Marjorie has been featured on NHPR's Word of Mouth and in the Concord Monitor. She has spoken at Gibson's Bookstore, Main Street Bookends, Granite Ledges Memory Care Facility, Pine Rock Manor Care Facility, Concord Hospital Nurse Navigators, and more. If you would like to interview her or ask her to appear at your event, please email her at infinitelymorepress at comcast dot net.