Beagle on Board
By: Brad Bawmann
About the Book
Beagle on Board is the gut-wrenching story of one family’s ten-year-long struggle with their father’s Alzheimer’s disease. This awkward and sometimes heartwarming journey begins with a son calling the police after his father has threatened to kill his mother.
The story weaves through the years as the family wrestles with how to get a proper diagnoses for their father’s off and perplexing behavior, finds an appropriate place to care for their dad, and comes to grips with the loss of a loved one who has been replaced by a sex-crazed, foul-mouthed adolescent.
Beagle on Board exposes us to the realities and horrors of dementia, both real and perceived, as the Alzheimer’s patient of the book goes from groping women in church to taking his pants off at the grocery store. This book will make you laugh and cry. Ultimately, love wins the day as a once fractured family comes together to say goodbye to their broken and beloved dad.
(2018, Paperback, 278 pages)