Deborah Tornillo

DEBORAH ANN TORNILLO was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas by her loving and nurturing parents. She attended the University of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she studied Art. After marrying, raising two daughters and enjoying life with her family, Deborah joined a higher calling by committing to be the primary caregiver for her parents, both of whom were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in February 2006. In her new collection of memoirs, 36 Days Apart: A memoir of a daughter, her parents and the Beast named – Alzheimer’s: A story of Life, Love and Death, Deborah chronicles the time spent taking care of her mother and father. 36 Days Apart recounts this painful, enlightening journey, and Tornillo writes candidly about the struggles and fears she faced as her parents’ caregiver. As their disease progressed, Tornillo was faced with the difficult task of learning how to be a parent to her own parents. Through the year and a half of caring for them she extensively researched Alzheimer’s in order to provide the best care possible, all the while knowing that the disease would eventually win in the end. 36 Days Apart gives an honest, unflinching look at the realities of caring for and losing loved ones to Alzheimer’s. Tornillo gives the reader an inside look into the day-to-day life she faced during her heartbreaking, difficult time.

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Articles:

Heaven Bound, 06 May 2011

Merry Christmas, 17 Dec 2010

One October Day, 16 Sep 2010

Thank You for Loving Me, 08 May 2010

Poem: A Soul, 21 Apr 2010

Poem: High on a Shelf, 19 Apr 2010

Poem: A Gift of Sorrow, 31 Mar 2010

Poem: A Blind Eye, 24 Mar 2010

Poem: A Struggle Within, 23 Mar 2010

Poem: Beginning and End, 07 Mar 2010

Poem: Holly Jolly – My Chihuahua, 04 Mar 2010

Poem: A Prayer of Hope, 21 Feb 2010

Poem: It Hurts, 20 Feb 2010

Have I Failed?, 18 Feb 2010

Poem: All Over Again, 29 Jan 2010

Poem: Forgive Me, 26 Jan 2010

Poem: Days Before, 24 Jan 2010

Poem: A True Man for All to Behold, 21 Jan 2010

Poem: I Promise You This, 08 Jan 2010

Poem: A Thousand Words, 07 Jan 2010

Poem: A Living Death, 05 Jan 2010

Poem: A New Year, 04 Jan 2010

Poem: Message, 15 Dec 2009

Poem: Comfort, 12 Dec 2009

Poem: For Sale, 11 Dec 2009

Poem: Let Me……, 09 Dec 2009

Poem: Death, 08 Dec 2009

Thanksgiving – Why I’m Thankful, 18 Nov 2009

Poem: Shine, Forever Soar, 18 Nov 2009

Thanksgiving, 17 Nov 2009

Poem: Together, 16 Nov 2009

Poem: Listen, 10 Nov 2009

Poem: Hate, 09 Nov 2009

Poem: Dreaming, 08 Nov 2009

Poem: Get Over It, 08 Nov 2009

Grief + Fear = Holding On To Hope, 05 Nov 2009

Poem: I Want To Go Home, 03 Nov 2009

Grief – An Ongoing Journey for Me, 03 Nov 2009

Poem: Death’s Reality, 27 Oct 2009

Poem: Breathe, 27 Oct 2009

Poem: I Salute You, 26 Oct 2009

An Ongoing Journey, 23 Oct 2009

God Will Answer My Prayers, 21 Oct 2009

Thanksgiving, 19 Oct 2009

Poem: Shine, 19 Oct 2009

Poem: I Hear You, 14 Oct 2009

Poem: Grief in Slow Motion, 02 Oct 2009

Poem: The Eagle, 01 Oct 2009

Grief Reminders: September, October, November, 29 Sep 2009

Grief: An Ongoing Journey to Rebirth, 26 Sep 2009

Poem: Reflections of my Soul, 26 Sep 2009

Poem: For All I Am, 25 Sep 2009

The Importance of Journaling, 22 Sep 2009

Poem: Daddy, I Miss You…, 22 Sep 2009

Books and Prayers, 22 Sep 2009

Take Care of Yourself, 21 Sep 2009

Poem: Mom and Dad, 18 Sep 2009

Grief Journey Includes Parents’ Deaths, Husband’s Illness, 18 Sep 2009

Husband’s Cancer Reminds Wife of Previous Losses, 01 Sep 2009