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By lurkingforacure On 2015.06.29 21:14
A newly-released fictional story dealing with a man dx'd with Alz. found its way into my book bag the other day. Written by a man whose father passed away from Alz., it switches back and forth between the perspectives of the patient, the wife/caregiver (who, spoiler alert, dies first (with a commentary about that by the doctor as to why it happened)), each of his children, and his doctor. Although it is fiction, it's pretty credible. I found the alternating perspectives very helpful and will try to remember them as I navigate this crazy PD caregiver journey. The book is called "An Absent Mind" by Eric Rill.

By ResistanceFutil On 2015.06.30 09:06
That sounds like a good book. Another Alzheimer's true story written by the caregivers (two patients, two husband and wife teams) documented the day-to-day care in the final years. The title is a bit misleading: Her Final Year by James Downey. This also includes blog posts that one or two of the authors wrote at the actual time.

I've quit reading it at the point where the caregiving ends. The remainder of the book is about the changes, emotionally and socially, that the now ex-caregivers face when their duties are over due to the death of their respective moms.


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