The journey with Alzheimer’s has taught me much and teaches me still. With pen and paintbrush in hand, I drew this portrait to record an unforgettable and invaluable journey, in the hope that my story could serve and benefit others groping to maintain their balance as they travel on this uncharted path. This little book is how I wish to honor my father, a man of infinite courage and integrity. His was an extraordinary life. I know that he would have wanted me to write this story. As a physician, writer and teacher, he would have wanted this final life journey to illustrate and illuminate for both his family and the medical community at large who must grapple with the mysteries and the magnitude of Alzheimer’s. Indeed, there were times when I could almost feel his hand on my hand as I held my pen.
It is my hope that this book will provide comfort and courage to families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's. I would like to donate a portion of the profits to building funds that I would use to provide gift certificates for family caregivers - an afternoon at the movies, a dinner out with a friend... a much needed break from their duties. We must take care of the caregivers!
Ginda has been a painter and a writer for three decades - and a dreamer forever... She is married, has three daughters and five grandchildren. Ginda lived in Egypt from 1993 to 1999, during which time she painted over 100 paintings of Egypt and the Egyptian people. Many of these were reproduced in her first book, "Morning of Light - an Egyptian Journal." Ginda currently lives in Italy where she continues to write and to paint. Look for her book "Italian Wanderlust" which celebrates not only the hotels of "Rooms with a View," but also the landscapes, the food, the traditions and the festivals of Italy. Order a copy as a companion to this book.
Italy - The Beauty and the Feast Published September 21, 2015
Morning of Light Published March 07, 2014
Walks in Rome Published January 14, 2013
Afternoon of Honey Published November 29, 2012
Thirty Years of Painting Published May 31, 2012
Italian Wanderlust Published November 24, 2011
Rooms with a View Published November 24, 2011
REFLECTIONS in haiku Published November 23, 2011