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Carolyn Birrell


Carolyn Birrell retired to Bonners Ferry, ID, after having spent 20 years in Atlanta, GA, as a real estate agent. Soon after her move, she relocated her aging mother to be near her and spent the next eight years caring for her while learning “all things dementia.” What began as a written collection of her mother’s difficult behaviors during dementia’s earliest stages quickly turned into a comprehensive book that she continued to update until the inevitable end of her mother’s disease. It speaks of one woman’s journey on her mother’s path into dementia. This is Carolyn Birrell’s first book.

That Thing About The Long Goodbye: The Uncharted Path of Dementia and Alzheimers

June 1, 2022

In this episode: Dementia… they call it the long goodbye. According to the Alzheimer’s Association more than 6 million Americans are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. By 2050 this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 …