An affectionate and gritty account of the author's efforts to care for her mother as she explores the miracle of how their relationship was sustained in spite of the plaques and tangles that strangled the life from this incredible woman's vital neurons. This is a story of survival, a story of human resiliency, and most of all, it's a love story. Read it, not because the Burris family is extraordinary - they are not. They are not wealthy and do not have powerful connections, fame or notoriety. They are the family next door who lives and loves and tries to make sense of a messy and chaotic universe.