Carol Pendergrass’s husband of eighteen years is swiftly sinking into the depths of dementia, experiencing hallucinations, delusions, and psychosis. As she becomes lost within his madness, his adult children take him from their home and wage a terrifying war against her. Taking possession of their assets, her husband’s family files numerous lawsuits against her, including a civil suit, claiming that she not only caused her husband’s illness but that she attempted to kill him.
In this gut-wrenching memoir, Carol describes her husband’s dementia openly and honestly. As she faces the onslaught of lawsuits, false accusations, separations, and great personal loss, she refuses to give up her rightful place beside her husband, and fights to maintain their love, honor, and dignity.
Gone Mad questions whether our laws really uphold the sanctity of marriage.
Through her journey, Carol learned that there were ways to protect herself and her assets against outside forces, and shares this knowledge in Gone Mad. Her hope for this book is for you to know that God truly can take “what was meant for evil and turn it for good” (Genesis 50:20).