Thursday 11 August 2011


Finished August 10
Tangles: a story about Alzheimer's, my mother and me by Sarah Leavitt
This graphic memoir is written in a very open manner, documenting Sarah's mother's early onset Alzheimer's. We see not only Sarah's reactions to the disease affecting her mother, but also the rest of the family's. Sarah is very open about the issues, the struggles, and the emotions present here. The drawing really make things come alive. We see the emotions in people's faces and the struggles her mother and the rest of the family faced. This is a book that can open up discussions around this difficult health issue for many families, breaking through the barriers of fear and denial that often come up.
There is nothing that seeing that you are not alone in what you are going through to help with mental health around this for the caregivers.


  1. What's our entire progress worth if we can't keep the mind healthy and force the body to survive nevertheless...?

  2. My mother-in-law is suffering from Alzheimer's. I should get this for my wife. It's been rough.

  3. Dealing with a family member with these issues is horrendous. I hope I'll never have to do it again. Thank You for a great review.

  4. Yes Ondrej, it is sad we haven't got ahead of this disease yet to figure out causes before the damage is done.

    So sorry to hear that John, I know it is a rough thing to go through. A friend of mine's mother had early onset Alzheimer's and I know it was tough on her.

    Sorry you had this happen in your family Irene. It is definitely hard on everyone from the person afflicted to everyone that cares about them. Books like this definitely help in making it okay to talk about with others and not feel alone.