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Local Resident’s Memoir Receives Five-Star Reviews

Rhode Island resident Ashley Bendiksen is shedding light on the untold story of every caregiver in The Language of Time, a memoir of her experience of caring for mother who at just 48, developed a rare and unexplained case of early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Combining journal entries, transcribed conversations and vivid storytelling, The Language of Time is a courageous and captivating story of the challenges and beauty of caregiving, and a search for meaning along the way. It’s a story of hope, courage, the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her mother, and it’s a poignant reminder of the ever-passing moments of time with those we love.

Bendiksen is a national speaker, award-winning activist, and former Valedictorian of Salve Regina University in 2013. She is actively involved in Newport County and holds numerous leadership roles on regional boards and committees in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Relevant to this book, she served as chairperson of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s from 2014 to 2017, has testified on behalf of Alzheimer’s policy change and has raised countless dollars for research.

In its first week, the book ranked as a #1 new release in multiple categories on Amazon, and it already has a wealth of five-star reviews.

The book is currently being sold on Amazon. For more information, visit or