New Novel tells Story of Life or Death Decision in Caring for Aging Mother Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

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Author Milind M. Joshi provides an insightful look at a family torn over the decision regarding the fate of their loved one in “Goodbye to Mother”

In “Goodbye to Mother” (ISBN 1477623582), Milind M. Joshi shares the evocative story of a son battling with his family about the fate of his Alzheimer’s disease-stricken mother.

Linda Johnson is in a nursing home, on the verge of death, succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. Meanwhile, her family is debating whether Linda should be kept alive via a feeding tube or allowed to die with dignity. Michael, Linda’s son, thinks her tube feedings should be stopped, but he faces a major fight with other family members about this decision.

Through poignant and stirring flashbacks, readers get a chance to look at Michael and Linda’s relationship before Alzheimer’s disease degraded her abilities to function independently.

Joshi shared a similar experience caring for his mother during her final year of dealing with Alzheimer’s.

“I share my own stories and the raw details and emotions that I went through in ‘Goodbye to Mother,’” says Joshi. “I wrote this book after my mother’s death as a way to express the outpouring of emotions I felt, and I hope people who are dealing with similar situations can learn from my experience.”

While everyone can enjoy this truthful and heartfelt novel, Joshi says the readers who will relate to it the most are those faced with the difficult demands and struggles of caring for aging parents.

“Goodbye to Mother” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author:
Milind M. Joshi works as a software engineer and enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters. Joshi, who grew up in Maryland, pulls real situations from his own life and turns them into works of fiction.


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