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Alzheimers - How it creeps up, devours, drains and is coped with.
on 13 May 2009
I have never come across a book like this before! Part personal memoir, part eulogy and part medical analysis. As is the case for most people Andrea Gillies came across Alzheimers accidentally and with little knowledge or training. She details the painful experience of caring for her much loved mother in law, Nancy, an experience that is painful and bewildering for herself and her family. The experience is confusing and unsettling for Nancys husband, Morris. And ultimately and most tragically the experience is a void and a vacuum for Nancy herself. She rarely understands her own condition as she loses all the threads of her memories. The book is sad and comic by turn, will help anyone facing similar circumstances but is most appealing because it does not fall into that easy, self-help book category.