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Alzheimer's Timeline [Kindle Edition]

Brian Bailie
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A complete failure. This is how you can expect to feel as you watch your loved one sliding below their incoming tide of confusion.
Alzheimer's is probably worse to watch than it is to suffer. If it were a physical affliction, like a broken leg or a heart attack, it would be easier to accept and understand. But it is a sneaky silent thief that intangibly dissolves the mind.

Alzheimer's Timeline is an accurate chronicle of 11 years steady decline, from the first noticeable symptoms of confusion, through to total mental and physical immobility.

-An honest and candid narrative of how Alzheimer's can affect the sufferer and the family.
-Written in the simple language of a layman.
-Accurately identifying each stage of regression by date.
-Offering you wisdom of hindsight, so that you can avoid making the same mistakes as the author.

Prepare yourself and your family practically and emotionally.

Understand the potential frustrations of the family and caregivers. Realise the importance of planning ahead. Avoid the many, many mistakes of the author that are described in embarrassing detail.
From the hard earned hindsight of the author, learn to make the prudent preparations that will guarantee the most appropriate care for your loved one throughout each regressive stage of Alzheimer's disease.

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About the Author

Brian Bailie lives by the calm waters of Strangford Lough on the Ards Peninsula of Northern Ireland. In his field, he is a well-known product designer and owner of an international manufacturing business based in industrial east coast China. However, Brian is first and foremost a son. When his mother's dementia was first diagnosed his world was turned upside-down, and his business was put on hold while he attempted to provide the best care for her. Brian’s other books include: Prepare Yourself for China, the visitor’s survival guide to China ; The Broncle, a curious tale of adoption and reunion ; Raising a Smile, for Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 234 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: (16 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005WLK796
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #464,304 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Brian Bailie is a plain-spoken and candid author, writing in a conversational style that openly reflects his personality.

Having taken his headmaster's advice, Brian left school aged 16, and started his own business the same year. He has since made his mark as an entrepreneur in a variety of creative enterprises including commercial artist, cabinetmaker, product designer and consultant, and author.
Brian is an owner of an international design and manufacturing business based in UK and mainland China.

Brian Bailie lives in the green lumpy landscape between the lough and the sea on the Ards Peninsula of Northern Ireland.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant. 3 Oct. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A typical student, I came to Amazon in the hope that by buying loads of books I would somehow pass my MH nursing exam by osmosis. Simply by having them would prove my dedicaion to my study. Actually reading them however........

But, I did read this one, from beginning to end in one sitting. I couldn't put it down.

It is easy to miss out the human cost of being a family member of someone with Alzheimer's, or indeed any dementia. In college we gaze appreciativly at MRI scans and 'ohh' an 'ahh' at powerpoint presentations on a daily basis, before being let out into the community/hospitals in shiny uniforms, with even shinier faces, to absorb the wisdom of professionals in the field. They're good, but they're not the whole story.

I would encourage everyone, no matter their knowledge base, be it curiosity or professional interest to read this book. It is brave, witty (yes, it made me laugh out loud in places), and it made me cry (a great deal). I have recommended this book to everyone on my course and I would, without and shaddow of a doubt recommend it to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alzheimer's Timeline 27 Dec. 2011
By alexi
Format:Kindle Edition
A real life "must read"
I only decided to read this as i have read other life stories by the same author and found them interesting. In this book there is no happy ending. Its not about cures, treatments or medication for Alzheimer sufferers its one family struggle to come to terms with a family member struck down with the disease.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My heart goes out to Brian ,Hilary and Paul 27 Sept. 2013
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I recently read this book on my Kindle, all I can say is this Beautiful family went through so much together it broke my heart I was in tears in some parts. Can I just say that what you did was truly wonderful, you tried your best with the knowledge you had, an excellent book Brian :) Myrtle x
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivated from beginning to end 18 Nov. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
An emotive, tender and poignant account of the cruel effects of dementia. I was truly engrossed from the beginning. A personal story of an illness which leaves sufferers confused and perturbed and their families devastated. Sad, happy, and truly heartbreaking I thoroughly recommend this book.
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