Local writer explores The Alzheimer's Enigma through personel journey

Local writer explores The Alzheimer's Enigma through personel journey
Express Reporter news@leinsterexpress.ie@laoisnews

A new book in which a local woman describes her innermost feelings and experiences while helping her mother cope with the dementia, Alzheimer’s, will be launched at a function at The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Monday 26th September at 7.00 p.m.

Anne Joyce, a first time author, wrote the 230 page book titled A Reason to Love More – The Alzheimer’s Enigma over a period of three years following the shock news that doctors diagnosed her mother Nelly with the disabling disease.

She wrote the book as a therapy suggested by her personal adviser.

“Anne Joyce in this sad, funny, uplifting and true account of the journey from the day her sisters thought that something was ‘not quite right’ with their mam’s behaviour gives an insight that only those who have experienced Alzheimer’s can understand. She offers another way to handle one of the cruellest diseases of all. Her compelling story offers hope, meaning and reward. That is the enigma.” Books editor Helen Ashdown in a foreword to the book.

Anne Joyce lives at Ashmount View, Cloneygown, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

She has three children Daron, Sarah and Lailah. A professional dressmaker in Dublin in the 1980s, she returned to her native county where she opened a dressmaking, design and alterations business in Portarlington.

A Reason to Love More- The Alzheimer’s Enigma is published by Three Sisters Press, Ltd. and is available in good bookshops.