Graphic memoir of the author's experiences of her mother's battle with dementia. The narrative illustrates the two-way nature of storytelling as a process that heals both the giver and the receiver of story
Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through a mixture of cartoons, family photos, documents, and a narrative, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.
Based on his family's experience of his father's Lewy Body Dementia, Alex Demetris' comic explores one of the most common yet often unheard of types of dementia; what it is, its symptoms, living in a care home and the impact on people living with the condition and their families
A touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of the author's young daughter, Rosalie. A portrait of his and his wife's on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie's death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again.
A graphic memoir and adapted oral history of Unit 371, an inpatient AIDS care hospital unit in Chicago that was in existence from 1985 to 2000. Examines the human costs of caregiving and the role art can play in the grieving process.
This book confronts the complexity of Alzheimer's disease, shares a her family's journey through a harrowing range of emotions - shock, denial, hope, anger, frustration - all the while learning to cope, and managing to find moments of happiness. Also reveals moments, memories, and dreams that uncover the bond between the author and her mother