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Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's: One Daughter's Hopeful Story

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Previously published in HC as Dancing With Rose

One journalist?s riveting?and surprisingly hopeful? in-the-trenches view of Alzheimer?s

Nearly five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer?s. Like many children of Alzheimer?s sufferers, Lauren Kessler, an accomplished journalist, was devastated by the disease that seemed to erase her mother?s identity even before claiming her life. But suppose people with Alzheimer?s are not slates wiped blank. Suppose they experience friendship and loss, romance and jealousy, joy and sorrow? To better understand this debilitating condition, Kessler enlists as a bottom-of-the-rung caregiver at an Alzheimer?s facility and learns lessons that challenge what we think we know about the disease. A compelling, clear-eyed, and emotionally resonant narrative, Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer?s offers a new optimistic look at what the disease can teach us and a much-needed tonic for those faced with providing care for someone they love.

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A compelling, clear-eyed, and emotionally resonant narrative, this work offers a new optimistic look at what the disease can teach, and offers a much-needed tonic for those faced with providing care for someone they love.

About the Author

Lauren Kessler is the author of five works of narrative nonfiction, including the Washington Post bestseller Clever Girl and the Los Angeles Times bestseller The Happy Bottom Riding Club. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, O magazine, and The Nation. She directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon and lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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3Kcats, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by 3Kcats)
My Mom had Alzheimer's. It took me 7 months after my Mom died to be able to read this book, but I'm certainly glad that I did.
It confirmed much of my experience with Mom in her Alzheimer's/Dementia specific assisted living. There are caregivers that are wonderful, caring individuals who come in on their day off when your loved one is nearing the end. It's a hard job being a caregiver. You are underpaid and much is demanded of you. It's not a job for everyone, but those that do it well are key to making the experience families go through a little more bearable. Also, I never felt that Alzheimer's took away the essence of my Mom. She was still there just in a different way than I was used to for the majority of my life. I recommend this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143113683
Author:
Kessler, Lauren
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Eldercare
Subject:
Diseases - Alzheimer's & Dementia
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Alzheimers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.34 x 0.63 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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