Today’s free download , Tales From My Mother’s Alheimer’s Unit, is a collection of nonfiction poems gathered by Susa Silvermarie. The poems, or short stories, is intended to humanize patients of Alzheimer’s, a gripping condition with challenging dementia.
Susa Silvermarie has written a passionate, fearless book from a time when her social worker job was “not to look away.” Tales From My Teachers on the Alzheimer’s Unit offers a unique glimpse into the inner lives of people living with dementia. Although her portraits of nursing home residents are framed as poetry, this is narrative non-fiction that grips like flash fiction. The stories are drenched with compassion and insight into the human capacity for love, wonder, and endurance. In documenting these tales so beautifully and inserting the moving photographic portraits , Silvermarie has created a visceral, visual world it is our privilege to visit.
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