Meet #nbbookfest author Peggy Bushy

Peggy Bushy

North Falmouth, MA

BOOK TITLE: Lewy, Mom, and Me

SYNOPSIS: In her seventies, Peggy’s mother, Francesca, started telling unbelievable stories. She claimed that people were invading her home and trying to kill her. She also became anxious and reclusive. For several discouraging years, Peggy searched in vain for a reason for her mother’s behavior. Finally, Francesca was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. Although it’s the third-most-common cause of dementia, Peggy was unable to find much information, and the medical community was frustratingly unhelpful.

Her poignant memoir, which reveals the obstacles she faced and the strategies she used to overcome them, overflows with support and compassion for readers confronting similar challenges.

BIO: Peggy Bushy holds a BA in psychology and an MS in education and allied professions. She has three children and four grandchildren. She is expecting her fifth grandchild in May.

  • New Bedford Bookfest takes place from 11:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at the co-working facility, Groundwork! (1213 Purchase Street). The bookfest is free and open to the public. Dozens of authors will be in attendance to sell and sign their books during the bookfest. Special, ticketed features include a discussion on The Rise & Fall of the American Movie Theater with photographer and author Matt Lambros and a Q & A between BookLovers columnist Lauren Daley and Ruthless River author Holly FitzGerald.  Follow updates at