"Grandma & I: Wandering with Alzheimers" is a moving, poetic story about the author's grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimers early in life. The story takes the reader on a wandering path, through the mind of a woman with Alzheimers, and the experiences and hardships that loved ones also endure when dealing with the terrible disease.
Madeline Boss crafts her story in a unique prose style, alternating from perspectives of her grandmother, Jan, her grandfather, Jim, as well as herself. The prose novel is told through several personal journals from her grandmother over the years, individual letters, as well as short poems and narration from Madeline. Alzheimers is a challenge many people must face, whether directly impacted as an individual with the illness, or indirectly impacted as a family member who must accept losing their loved one, long before they are physically gone. "Wandering with Alzheimers" shares an uncertain yet unequivocal path. Things are confusing, but one thing is for sure, they will forget.