Ice Cream in the Cupboard: A True Story of Early Onset Alzheimer's

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By Pat Moffett

Publisher : Morgan James Pub

Ice Cream in the Cupboard: A True Story of Early Onset Alzheimer's

ABOUT Pat Moffett

Pat Moffett
Pat Moffett is the author of the critically acclaimed book Fortunate Soldier, about his service during the Vietnam War. He is a world-renowned, award-winning business executive in logistics management. He was in the Top 20 Logistics Executives for 2002 and was named the Long Island Interna More...



It started with strange behavior, a hostile outburst here, a peculiar lapse of memory there. Then it became violent. The beautiful, vivacious Carmen Moffett was behaving in ways her husband Pat could not understand. Their marriage had been a long love affair. Together, they raised five beautiful children, and were looking forward to planning their retirement together. Then came the outbursts, both verbal and physical, and the forgetting. Confused and increasingly nervous, Pat consulted doctors, but no one could find anything physically wrong with Carmen. Worse yet, she could not remember doing the things that rattled Pat. Finally, several years later, incidents at Carmen's workplace forced her to another doctor, who diagnosed the devastating illness. As she slipped away, Carmen reached out for Pat. He was the one she could remember, even if she did not always know exactly who he was. With remarkable grace and an incredibly strong will, Carmen accepted that she was fading.
?With considerable polish and frankness, Moffett crystallizes the issues surrounding Early Onset Alzheimer's that will become increasingly prevalent as baby boomers move through their 50?s. Cathartic and cautionary?