Alzheimer Niagara Presents, “Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me”

A Daughter’s Memoir About Dementia

Elizabeth Murray’s poignant memoir, Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me, chronicles her mother’s experience with dementia and the transformation of a once vibrant woman. As dementia took hold, Murray became the target of her mother’s increasing anger and paranoia.

“Intellectually, I knew that her disease was to blame,” Murray explains. “Emotionally, it was very difficult to accept.”

Murray’s memoir began as a personal exercise in healing; by sharing her story, she is helping others navigate their own journey with the disease.

For more information about Murray and her memoir go to

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

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