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This review is from: What They Don't Tell You About Alzheimer's (Kindle Edition)Mr Bernstein has tackled a very difficult and emotive subject with compassion, strength and above all, love. He clearly cared deeply for his parents and gives a frank account of the effects of cruel and debilitating illness. The prose is very easy to read. He tells the story in such a way that his mother remains a strong and dignified character. She would be proud of his writing and her story deserves to be told. I'm pleased I read this book and although it's not always comfortable reading, we can all take something positive from it. Thank you Mr Bernstein.
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Initial post: 19 Feb 2012 16:36:00 GMT
Stephen Leather says:
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 01:12:02 GMT
Louise Wise says:
Oh dear, a parent is letting their children run free with the Internet again.
Posted on 20 Feb 2012 11:14:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Feb 2012 11:29:40 GMT
kelp bed says:
Your comment Mr Leather, is disgusting and disgraceful. You should be ashamed of yourself.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 11:44:08 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Aug 2012 11:37:08 BDT
The Emperor says:
I don't think that this is the right place to repeat sick jokes that you have heard on TV.
It seems very selfish of you to put this on a serious book on a sensitive subject.
There is a place for sick jokes but this clearly isn't one of them.
Are you so desperate for attention that you don't mind potentially causing hurt to the author and any readers of this book?
This article describes some of his behaviour!
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 12:16:58 GMT
Using words as weapons is clever. You keep shooting yourself in the foot.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 12:59:31 GMT
A disgraceful comment to be made anywhere, let alone on the review of a book about this terrible condition. The ignorance is staggering.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 13:41:25 GMT
If it were ignorance, there would be a possible excuse. He is a deeply unpleasant and vindictive individual. But not quite as untouchable as he believes.
Posted on 20 Feb 2012 14:01:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Feb 2012 14:02:41 GMT
I find the comment made by Stephen Leather highly offensive.
We have a family member who is suffering from this awful disease. She spends her life in total confusion and upset.
Carers find books or information about this disease a source of strength. Reading how other carers cope and the strategies they use, I find, can also be illuminating. There's a time and place for jokes, and this is not one of them.
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 14:36:26 GMT
I totally agree - and have had first hand family issue with Alzheimer's myself. Deeply upsetting.
The comment about Aids in the joke is also appalling, and makes me feel like I've been transported back to the 1980's. To make a joke where the premise is 'they have aids? Eww, don't sleep with them' is so small minded and offensive. There are scores of people with HIV who continue to have a safe but otherwise normal sex life.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 19:15:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Feb 2012 19:15:27 GMT
Clearly two people voting my comment down obviously think that Alzheimer's and AIDS are funny, or at a bare minimum, something we shouldnt stand up and talk about.
One of those little things that makes you sad about the state of human nature these days...