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Keeper: One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    An Honest Account

    I found this to be an honest and well-written account of one family's struggle to provide caregiving to elder parents: one stuck in a wheelchair; the other suffering from Alzheimer's. It also interspersed data and information about Alzheimer's and what the medical profession does and does not know about this disease in a way that is very clear and understandable. If you are faced with providing care in this realm, I recommend this book as a way to get grounded.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    Just what I was looking for.

    Nothing hidden in this story of a family's struggle to cope with aging relatives who are declining into a kind of non existence. Fear,hopelessness and amazing courage all on the same page. The author also presents some well researched up to date information for those caring for family members with alzheimers both in the UK and the USA. Very happy I chose this book over the many others available.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    This book, above any others I have read, fed my soul

    As a caregiver of an early onset Alzheimers' person going on 18 years, this book spoke to me. Because of the raw emotion conveyed in this book, I knew that I was not alone in my feelings of exasperation, frustration, anger, and depression and the wild cycle of emotions that one feels dealing with an Alzheimers' person, especially in the latter stages. Many books tell a story but don't really give a window on the disease like this one does. I needed to know that I was still a good caregiver even though I would lose my temper time and time again! It validates each day's "new normal" as one adjusts to the ever changing behaviors.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2010

    Well written, informative and entertaining!

    Andrea Gillies is wonderfully descriptive of her surroundings and life with her aging in-laws and family. The tale is interspersed with scientific information on Alzheimer's and it's progression. She is wonderfully open about her feelings and struggles in coping with her mother-in-law's illness and father-in-law's denial. I found her experience helpful in my own situation. I wished that the book did not have to end.

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