Cathie Borrie


Cathie Borrie is an author, speaker, and tireless advocate for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers. Her book, The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and Me, takes us deeply inside the experience of caring for a parent with dementia. The Long Hello demonstrates how caregiving creates an opportunity to experience the change in a relationship that illness necessitates, one in which joy, innocence, and profound intimacy can flourish. Ms. Borrie trained as a nurse in her native city of Vancouver, and holds a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She also graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in law. In 2005, she obtained a Certificate in Creative Writing from Simon Fraser University. An accomplished ballroom dancer, she lives in Vancouver.

Simon & Schuster (Canada)

Arcade / Skyhorse (U.S.)

Twitter: @CathieBorrie

Non-fiction

The Long Hello
Simon & Schuster Canada, 2015; U.S., Arcade/Skyhorse