Ice Cream in the Cupboard
The Ice Cream in the Cupboard
It started with strange behavior, a hostile outburst here, a peculiar lapse of memory there. Then it became violent. The beautiful, vivacious Carmen Moffett was behaving in ways her husband Pat could not understand. Their marriage had been a long love affair. Together, they raised five beautiful children, and were looking forward to planning their retirement together. Then came the outbursts, both verbal and physical, and the forgetting. Confused and increasingly nervous, Pat consulted doctors, but no one could find anything physically wrong with Carmen. Worse yet, she could not remember doing the things that rattled Pat. Finally, several years later, incidents at Carmen's workplace forced her to another doctor, who diagnosed the devastating illness. As she slipped away, Carmen reached out for Pat. He was the one she could remember, even if she did not always know exactly who he was. With remarkable grace and an incredibly strong will, Carmen accepted that she was fading.
The Ice Cream In The Cupboard
"A touching story of a husband's undying love. Pat Moffett offers hope and comfort to patients, caregivers and anyone who must deal with Alzheimer's disease in this agonizing tale, which is a testament to the endurance of the human heart".
-The New York Times Book Review
WHAT IS EARLY ONSET ALZHEIMER'S?
Early-onset Alzheimer's is an uncommon form of dementia that strikes people younger than age 65. Of all the people who have Alzheimer's disease, about 5 percent develop symptoms before age 65. So if 4 million Americans have Alzheimer's, at least 200,000 people have the early-onset form of the disease.
Pat Moffett is presently Vice President, Global Logistics & Customs Compliance at VOXX International Corp. He began his career in the Bill of Lading department for an ocean cargo carrier at just 17 years old.
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The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
"Person of the Year" Nassau County Deputy Sheriffs Association 2017
Chairman & Founder, Long Island Import-Export Association
Top 20 Logistics Executives in the United States in 2002
Alzheimer's Association, Humanitarian of the Year 2014
"Man of the Year" U.S Customs & Border Protection, Columbia Association 2012
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Pat Moffett is the author of the critically acclaimed book Fortunate Soldier, about his service during the Vietnam War. He is a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
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