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The Language of Time

A memoir on caregiving, early onset Alzheimer's, courage, and finding meaning from loss

Ashley Bendiksen


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"My mother developed Alzheimer's at just 48. It didn't make any sense. Worse, there was no cure and no timeline. I became a caregiver overnight, endlessly aware of a heartbreaking new reality - tomorrow was no longer guaranteed. I needed to somehow slow down time, to find answers, to create a miracle (while still managing my own life as a woman in my 20s). At the very least, I had to do my best to capture it all before time ran out - archiving memories and learning all I could about courage, how to live, and how to love."
Combining journal entries with transcribed conversations and emotive storytelling, The Language of Time is a real and honest expression of one daughter's sudden and unplanned journey as caregiver. It's a story of hope, strength, courage, and the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her mom. It's a story of womanhood, without the guidance of a mother. And it's a poignant reminder of the ever-passing moments of time with those we love.
The Language of Time is a breakthrough memoir that will be appreciated by those who have been touched by caregiving, Alzheimer's/dementia, terminal illness, hospice, or loss of a parent. It shines a light on the unique circumstances of early onset Alzheimer's, and fulfilling the role of caregiver as a young adult. It's also filled with stories of facing life's challenges, love, family, gratitude, personal growth, and self-discovery.

Independently Published, 9798649158183, 338pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2020