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Just a Word: Alzheimer's [Kindle Edition]

Rose Lamatt
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Book Description

Today is the first day I've had the desire to write. I've thought about it for months, even years, but this is the first time I feel the need. I want to write of the struggle she's going through with this horrific disease; the everyday living. I want to write how the caregiver loses herself along with the victim. Victim--first time I've used that word. But there is no other word that best describes it. Carol is a victim of time.

I've lost any thought that she'll get better. I've come to the conclusion I'm living alone, even though she's with me in body. She doesn't talk to me in understandable conversation. We play charades to discover what she wants. I've stopped all walks and exercise. My agoraphobia is back or has it just been hiding? I don't want to go to the store because I'm alone, even though she's at my side. I hate life, eating fatty foods, hoping to have a heart attack and die. Then I won't have to face her dying in front of me, inch by inch.

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About the Author

Born on Long Island then moving to Florida, Rose Lamatt spent fourteen years as caregiver for her dear friend with Alzheimer's. This led her to volunteer as facilitator for Alzheimer support groups. She helped open the first adult day-care center in her town and then worked as activity director for an assisted living facility. To this day she visits nursing homes keeping up her drive to make things better for the Alzheimer's victim and their caregiver.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 437 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005L2B4DE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,835 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story Written from the heart . 9 Jun. 2012
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Rose Lamatt , writes Just a Word from the heart. This story is about the struggle and experience of caring for a friend with Alzheimer Disease. This book is full of love heart aches and truth . A must read. I started to read this and couldn't put it down until I had finished reading from front to back. Thank You Rose for being so open and truthful
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5.0 out of 5 stars just a word thought provoking 16 Jun. 2012
have just finished reading just a word by Rose Lamatt it is a very thought provoking read was very well written and i couldn't put the book down until it was finished it is straight form the heart and very emotional i even creid at the end would heartily reccomend this book to people
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving 5 Aug. 2013
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My father died from Alzheimer's, so I decided to read this book and I am very glad I did. I was very moved by it. I am very well aware how devastating this disease is, particularly for the members of the family, or those who love the sufferer. Rose and Carol had a very close friendship and although I found some of it hard to read, at times, in the main, I was very struck by their courage. A good read, even if you have never been touched by the disease and very helpful, I feel if you have. It's good to know that you are not alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good and informative 26 Oct. 2014
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Very good and informative.working with dementia I see this scenario played out often.this book gives a heart warming account with personal reflections of some one who cares and wants only the best for a loved one.Dementia is a progressive illness that will continue to take and for some one stood on the side lines ,it must be the most frustrating of times.In the end there are no winners.But as care people we have to continue to do our best so that they,the sufferer,receive the best.
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