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Monday, January 29, 2018

Marilyn Reynolds: 'Til Death or Dementia Do Us Part' - February 28th

Time Tested Books
is proud to present
Marilyn Reynolds
Reading & Discussing
'Til Death or Dementia Do Us Part
Wednesday, February 28th, at 7:00pm

Marilyn Reynolds’s new memoir charts a journey through a husband’s dementia. . . .

River Rock Books is proud to announce publication of ’Til Death or Dementia Do Us Part, a moving memoir by Sacramento author Marilyn Reynolds about the effects of her husband’s dementia on their lives together and separately.

Reynolds’ husband Mike was a musician and choir director in his 60s when signs of degenerative memory loss began to become evident. Over the next few years, not only did his memory begin to fail, but his personality radically changed, and in 2009 he was given a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

The memoir charts the Reynolds’ heartbreaking journey through the disease, which led to Mike Reynolds’ death in 2014, and offers insight into how a family copes with such a devastating diagnosis that led to losing a home and a life together. Marilyn Reynolds writes with humor and grace about the emotional and practical adjustments that had to be made along the course of her husband’s decline. Her honest, thoughtful book is instructive not only to those coping with the effects of loved ones’ dementia, but also for those who appreciate a good love story.

She hopes that others may gain a degree of insight and understanding through this account of her struggles to meet the financial, physical and emotional challenges that came with her husband’s passage through FTD. The book depicts much that is common to FTD patients, and to the ones who love them.

Marilyn Reynolds had a long career as a high school English teacher, and is the author of 10 young adult novels in the "Hamilton High" series (published by New Wind Publishing), as well as a collection of essays, Over 70 and I Don’t Mean MPH. She is also the author of a book for educators, I Won’t Read and You Can’t Make Me: Reaching Reluctant Teen Readers. She lives in Sacramento and works with young writers, including incarcerated youth, for 916 Ink, a children’s literacy program.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

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