ISBN 9789381398760,A World Within : A Remarkable Story of Coping with a Parents Dementia

A World Within : A Remarkable Story of Coping with a Parents Dementia


Hay House India



Hay House India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789381398760

ISBN-10 9381398763


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

Personal Memoirs

This story is an unfinished one. The story of a man dying in slow motion. He clings to flashes of memory and grapples with his reality. As he chases the mirage of his memory, his world disappears fragment by fragment. It is not just his being, his self that disintegrates every moment, it is the universe as he knew it that fades into oblivion. This is a tale of a man building bridges to nowhere.

Everything around you changes when you take care of a parent with dementia. This person who had been bedrock of your strength, to whom you looked up to and who was always there for you is now nothing close to his former self. His enquiring glances, puzzlement, doubts and demand for answers signal a total shift in relationship. The despair also reveals the person you are-temperamental and escapist. But this journey has life lessons too-when drama of life ends, you will have nothing, today is all you have, so enjoy life. With tears there is laughter and amidst confusion there is clarity that life goes on and we must flow with it. Here is a world within.

About the AuthorMinakshi Chaudhry, author of several books and former journalist, lives in Himachal Pradesh with her husband. She is a keen observer of people, culture, lifestyles and is fond of trekking and travelling. She responds to the ethereal whispers and narrates us many sensitive, sensual spooky and strange tales. She is founder trustee of Swarn Educational Welfare and Awareness (SEWA) trust that is working for breast cancer awareness and screening with the aim to reach every woman in Himachal Pradesh. Presently she is working on devtas-the living gods and goddesses of Himachal.