Library Journal - Library JournalDrawing on personal experience, Roach describes the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease. When her vibrant mother was in her early fifties, she began to exhibit the early symptoms of this incurable malady. Roach's initial coping mechanism was denial. Gradually, as she and her older sister witnessed their mother's unrelenting deterioration, Roach developed an increased understanding of previously unrecognized family dynamics and tensions. Ultimately, she accepted the inevitable and was able to act constructively. A sensitive addition to the growing literature concerning Alzheimer's disease, this book emphasizes the impact on family members as they struggle to care for their loved one and also retain a measure of sanity. Carol R. Glatt, Helene Fuld Medical Ctr. Lib., Trenton, N.J.
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