Cathie Borrie has degrees in health & law, but nothing prepared her for the seven years she spent caring for her mother, who had Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's. Along this heartbreaking and unexpectedly fascinating journey she discovered that recording conversations with her mother, writing a memoir, and learning to ballroom dance were ways to tell both her and her mother's story.
Excerpts from her lyrical memoir, The Long Hello-The Other Side of Alzheimer’s, have been shortlisted three times in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Literary Awards. Cathie presents her mother’s message of hope and inspiration all over the world and is adapting the work for stage and screen and for performance with music, dance, film, and voice.
Cathie can be reached via her website at