Bird in a Cage

Rebecca Roher

Bird in a Cage

Once a sharp, strong-willed and independent woman, Rebecca Roher's grandmother's life took an unexpected turn when an accident left her with a brain injury, leading to early onset dementia. An unlikely protagonist, grandma was an elderly woman trapped by her deteriorating mind, aging body and the walls around her. This story illuminates the often overlooked narrative of a senior, her complicated history and inner life. Loveable and tragic, she is determined to get back to a familiar place, to be home again. Roher digs deep into her grandmother's personal history, learns to manage her escapes, and tries to create a safe environment for her. Exploring memory, the idea of place, and the power of song to transcend dementia, Bird in a Cage will tell the story of one woman's search for home and the strength of family to try and bring her back. (From Conundrum Press)

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