No one has ever come back from Alzheimer’s disease to tell the world what it’s like; but in her novel, “Into the Fog,” Denise Camille Frye offers a realistic depiction of what life is like for just one of the 5.4 million Americans who currently suffer with the fastest growing disease on the planet.
Setting her book apart from so many others being written on the subject is the fact that Ms. Frye presents her story from the unlikely perspective of the afflicted patient – carrying the reader through the entire ordeal – from the initial denial to the tragic final stages of Alzheimer’s – and beyond.
Two years in the writing, “Into the Fog” actually evolved from a fairy tale into its present form after Ms. Frye retired from her Executive Assistant position in the Surgery Department at Parkridge Medical Center, affording her the time she needed to execute the hours of research and interviews required for such an endeavor.
Ms. Frye is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She has written two other books, as yet unpublished, one a fantasy novel, the other a memoirs of a sort dealing with her angst-filled years at parochial school.