NORWICH – “The sea of Alzheimer's is wide, but we can cross it.”
Author and caregiver Rundy Purdy will be appearing at the Guernsey Memorial Library on June 18th to share his experience with Alzheimer's caregiving and his memoir, “The Sea is Wide.”
When Purdy was 24, he began accompanying his grandfather on a journey through confused days, long nights, and inevitable loss. He tells an adventure of bedtime stories, bathroom struggles, and a shared love that stretches across the wide sea of Alzheimer's.
Purdy, the author of two novels, spent the last eight years providing daily elder care to two of his grandparents. His three years of Alzheimer's caregiving in that time made a deep impact on him, and created the desire to help others through the difficult, but rewarding, experience of caregiving. With compassion, hope, and a strong doze of gritty realism, “The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving” brings the light of hope to voyage of a grandfather into Alzheimer's, and the story of grandson who went with him.