“What’s your name?” I ask.
“My name is long as a sausage. How do you expect me to remember?”
Nenetita is a collection of anecdotes taken from Jorgelina's letters to her family during her mother's last years. This publication reveals their relationship, filled with tenderness and humor, as they both struggle through Nenetita's Illness, Alzheimer's. These anecdotes ride on the evolution of the disease and portray the process of deterioration of Nenetita's mind.
Nenetita is a section of the collection Alzheimer's, Journey of a Caregiver.
"There's an ongoing love expressed through lively communication, good humor and genuine intelligence coming from beyond the disease. The dialogues with Nenetita are really surprising because of their coherent semantics. Like questions or answers of exceptionally gifted children, which may be celebrated as witty, yet could actually be expressions of a very capable brain."
Violeta Hemsy de Gainza
Buenos Aires, Argentina