I Still Do: Loving and Living with Alzheimer's

I Still Do: Loving and Living with Alzheimer's

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by Judith Fox
     
 

“This is a lovely book about a devastating problem—Alzheimer’s. The pages are like poetry and the photos say more than words. Anyone who has cared for a loved one with Alzheimer’s will relate to and appreciate every one of these pages.”
—Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

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“This is a lovely book about a devastating problem—Alzheimer’s. The pages are like poetry and the photos say more than words. Anyone who has cared for a loved one with Alzheimer’s will relate to and appreciate every one of these pages.”
—Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

“There is a sweetness in the light Judith Fox finds that softens a brutally unique and all too common experience. Ms. Fox has made the story about love and devotion when it might easily be expected to be about a more tragic and angry vision. But the tough stuff is lurking around every corner...”
—Arthur Ollman, Director, School of Art, Design, and Art History at San Diego State University

Three years into their marriage, Judith Fox’s husband, Dr. Edmund Ackell, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Over the course of the next ten years, Fox watched as the man who used to perform surgery, fly planes, and run universities, forgot how to turn on the coffee maker, place a phone call, or remember what his wife had told him two minutes earlier.

More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. A poignant and beautiful portrait of a man with Alzheimer’s as seen through the loving lens and words of his wife and care-partner, I Still Do: Loving and Living With Alzheimer’s puts a human face in front of the statistics, exploring the disease through Fox’s intimate photographs and poetic writing. While the details of I Still Do are personal and unique, this deeply candid story of illness, aging, partnership, and loving is universal.

Editorial Reviews

Ladie's Home Journal
Fox is brave. It took me years to be able to talk or write about the caregiving journey I took with my father during his long illness. And I wish I d had more practical resources like Leeza s Place, founded by TV celeb Leeza Gibbons during her caregiving experiences with her mom. But I now see how much I learned from that time in my life and how it helped me grow. Fox s beautiful book I Still Do is a powerful reminder that love can endure no matter what.
Elle Magazine
LOVE NOT LOST When her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's more than 11 years ago, photographer Judith Fox used her camera lens to cope. Now she's compiled the pictures into a stunning book, I Still Do: Loving and Living With Alzheimer's (powerHouse Books), which tells a heartbreaking love story about a partnership that withstands illness and aging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576875070
Publisher:
powerHouse Books
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Leeza Gibbons
"Bravo To Judith Fox for her beautiful, brave, compassionate book, I Still Do. As a daughter of Alzheimer s, I agree we must de-stigmatize this disease. Fox makes huge strides to do that....I was so touched by Judith and Edmunds love story because I believe a heart never forgets. Thank you for sharing your talent and your story Judith...I was deeply moved and grateful to have your voice in this cause. "--(Leeza Gibbons, co-founder of Leeza's Place)
Arthur Ollman
"There is a sweetness in the light Judith Fox finds that softens a brutally unique and all too common experience. Ms. Fox has made the story about love and devotion when it might easily be expected to be about a more tragic and angry vision. But the tough stuff is lurking around every corner..."--(Arthur Ollman, Director, School of Art, Design, and Art History at San Diego State University)
Sandra Day O'Connor
"This is a lovely book about a devastating problem -- Alzheimer's. The pages are like poetry and the photos say more than words. Anyone who has cared for a loved one with Alzheimer's will relate to and appreciate every one of these pages."--(Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor)

Meet the Author

Judith Fox has always had two careers: one as an artist and one as an entrepreneur. After working as a photographer, writer, and business executive in New York, Fox started a service company in Virginia that expanded in size and reputation and was eventually purchased by a New York Stock Exchange firm. After selling her company, she devoted herself full-time to photography. Widely exhibited on both coasts of the United States, Fox’s photography is also in many private and public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. Fox has been featured in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed on numerous television and radio shows. Her NPR program, On the Job, ran in Virginia and Washington, D.C. She lives and works in California.

Roy Flukinger is the Senior Research Curator of Photography and former Senior Curator of Photography and Film of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published and lectured extensively in the fields of regional, cultural, and contemporary photography, and on the history of art and photography, and has produced or participated in nearly 80 exhibitions. He is currently completing the book and exhibition, Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was deeply moved and so thankful to see the topic of cognitive loss and Alzheimer's included in a spiritual context. I have spent the last 12 years walking with and learning from individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease as they face life's most difficult question "who am I now?" As the mind and memories fade, who are we but our spiritual selves? My work with these courageous and soulful teachers has brought me closer to the truth of who we really are. I feel encouraged by the emerging focus on spirituality in caregiving, living with Alzheimer's disease and the committed partnerships sustained by love and creativity. Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW Ann Arbor, MI