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About Marilyn

In 1994 Marilyn Mitchell was hired to create adventures for David Touff, an elderly Denver luminary who no longer drove but was still curious, tenacious, and vibrant. Once committed to adventuring, Marilyn learned David was in the early stages of dementia.
The stories from their years together are humorous, heartbreaking, exasperating, and joyous. No dreary, sentimental tale of heartbreak and darkness, Dancing on Quicksand is a spirited, often-rollicking memoir about a remarkable relationship. This book unveils the universal nature of truth and respect while illustrating that even in troubled times, there are abundant opportunities for laughter and for understanding the essence of being human.

Dancing on Quicksand

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Articles by Marilyn Mitchell
The End-of-Life Challenge of Meaning and Fulfillment: Helping Seniors Bloom Where They're Planted
Where: Certified Senior Advisor's Journal
When: March 2004 Issue
A Radical Reinterpretation of Aging: An Interview With Dr. Bill Thomas
Where: Certified Senior Advisor's Journal
When: September 2003 Issue
Relating with the Person Behind the Impairment
Where: Certified Senior Advisors Journal
When: March 2003 Issue
Building Bridges to Forgiveness
Where: Southern California Senior Life
When: October 2002 Issue

Awards and Honors
Denver Woman's Press Club's Author of the Year - 2003
Nurses Book Club Alternate Selection - 2003

Media Reviews and Articles
Alzheimer's Care Quarterly
Where: Mather Institute on Aging
When: April 2003
Chronicles Detail Struggles with Dementia
Where: The Denver Post - by Sandra Dallas
When: March 9, 2003
Media Mix
Where: Los Angeles Times - by Jane E. Allen
When: September 9, 2002
A Loving Testament to the Dignity of Life
Where: North Denver Tribune - by Elisa Cohen
When: July 11, 2002
Weekly 'Adventures' Slow Shrinking World of Alzheimer's
Where: The Denver Post - by Bill Briggs
When: July 7, 2002
Strange New World
Where: Westword - by Julie Dunn
When: July 4, 2002
Love Sees Through Fog
Where: Rocky Mountain News - by Gary Massaro
When: July 2, 2002

For More Information

To find out more about David, Marilyn, and Dancing on Quicksand:

Email: mitchell@DancingOnQuicksand.com
Fax: 303-433-5058
Mail: 1130 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80206

Published by Johnson Books

Email: books@jpcolorado.com
Phone: 800-258-5830
Mail: 1880 South 57th Court, Boulder, CO 80301
ISBN: 1-55566-321-4

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