About the book

My Mother, My Son illustrates a cruel twist of fate. A son who came from a poor family that had little means was able to fulfill his mother’s dream to be successful with all the trappings of life. Little did they know that her dreams would end with a disease that was an integral part of his livelihood.

As a successful executive in the senior living industry, Dwayne’s mother became a resident at one of his memory care communities after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Even though his life’s work dealt with the elderly and memory loss, he still has to come to terms with the diagnosis and the progression of this disease as she forgets who he is.

This story chronicles the life of his feisty and wildly devoted, single mother, her childhood in India, the memories of a struggling young family and the many life lessons that she taught him along the way. It is a candid portrait of the love, humor, patience, uncertainty and guilt when facing dementia and the significant emptiness that it leaves in a family.

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