Celebrating the Beauty of living in the moment

Where Two Worlds Touch

The book that tells the story of Healing Moments . . .
​and inspired the script for the play, The Forgiving and The Forgetting

Jade Angelica shares the wisdom and hope she gleaned from caring for her mother and from many years working closely with persons with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Challenging the predominant belief that people with Alzheimer's no longer have purpose, potential, or the capacity for meaningful relationship, Where Two Worlds Touch is both a spiritual memoir and a pastoral guide for those who love someone with Alzheimer's. Readers will find here the reassuring words of a friend who has been there and can give advice on preserving connection, finding hope, self-care, and staying open to the possibility of grace.


"Jade Angelica is a sojourner from the land of Alzheimer's bearing witness that all there is not lost. Her testimony is even more outrageous: We can experience in that far country depths of being alive, and in love, that the worlds of perfect health may never understand. Where Two Worlds Touch is a treasure chest of spiritual gems, the boon of an adventure into and out of the valley of the shadow of death. If you or someone you love are in the land of Alzheimer's, read this spirited-inspired travel log and find your way home."

~Michael Verde, Founder and Director, Memory Bridge


​"The consciousness-raising and worldview-shifting insights found in Where Two Worlds Touch might have a positive systemic impact on society if it were to become the go-to book for those whose lives are touched by Alzheimer's." 

~Patty Sutherland, ForeWord Reviews


"Jade Angelica is a sojourner from the land of Alzheimer's bearing witness that all there is not lost. Her testimony is even more outrageous: We can experience in that far country depths of being alive, and in love, that the worlds of perfect health may never understand. Where Two Worlds Touch is a treasure chest of spiritual gems, the boon of an adventure into and out of the valley of the shadow of death. If you or someone you love are in the land of Alzheimer's, read this spirited-inspired travel log and find your way home."

~Michael Verde, Founder and Director, Memory Bridge


"Jade Angelica shares the wisdom and hope she gleaned from caring for her mother and from many years working closely with Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers. Challenging the predominant belief that people with Alzheimer’s no longer have purpose, potential, or the capacity for meaningful relationship, Where Two Worlds Touch is both a spiritual memoir and a pastoral guide for those who love someone with Alzheimer’s.  Readers will find here the reassuring words of a friend who has been there and can give advice on preserving connection, find- ing hope, self-care, and staying open to the possibility of grace."

~From the Foreword by Brita L. Gill-Austern, Austin Philip Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology, Andover Newton Theological School 


"This book, in many ways, is a full celebration of life in all its aspects. It is about the unpredictability of life, anticipation of the good future, hope for health and recovery, healing of old wounds, getting desperate news, appreciating the present, deepest loss, absolute helplessness, complete surrender, sorrow, precious memories, forgetting, forgiving, reconciling, and moving on. There are no points left untouched in this self-less, giving, and uplifting tribute and memoir – which would seem from its simple title to at least offer some basic tips in making it through one of life’s most challenging and devastating disease processes, a grueling endurance test where life just leaks away, leaving nothing in the end. No such thing! This is a story of hope, inspiration, beauty, dedication, and finally spiritual love. One can only be left thanking Rev. Angelica for this gift to us all - loved ones, family members, caregivers, present and future persons with Alzheimer’s - all of us. She lifts us up with her dedication, inspiration, and spirit."

~Braford M. Goff, MD.  Dr. Goff is certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, and is the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences of Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY 


“Books about Alzheimer's disease seem to proliferate with the fecundity of rabbits, so it can legitimately be asked whether another such volume is needed. The answer is a resounding yes in the case of Where Two Worlds Touch. The Rev. Angelica has achieved the Herculean task of telling us some new things about Alzheimer's and about her dealing with her mother's struggle with the disease. The reader rapidly becomes absorbed not just in the story of a parent with Alzheimer's but the more general tale of a mother and daughter over the course of a lifetime. The author writes with a delicate, plain-spoken prose style that makes the book a joy to read. Most important of all, she applies a stark, sometimes startling honesty to her memories of this time.” 

~Eric Hoffer Honorable Mention Award, The US Review of Books​

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For more information or to schedule a Healing Moments program, please contact:


Jade Angelica

jadeangelica@gmail.com

563-582-4724

Jade Angelica reads an excerpt from Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Education, Advocacy & Ministry