Last Dance: Facing Alzheimer's with Love and Laughter

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A positive approach to dealing with Alzheimer's, The Last Dance is a book of courage and inspiration. Susan McLane was a pioneer and public servant advocating for the families and environment of New Hampshire over her twenty-five years in the NH State Senate. The Last Dance tells the story of her struggles with Alzheimer's disease, interwoven with memories of a lifetime.

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Overview

A positive approach to dealing with Alzheimer's, The Last Dance is a book of courage and inspiration. Susan McLane was a pioneer and public servant advocating for the families and environment of New Hampshire over her twenty-five years in the NH State Senate. The Last Dance tells the story of her struggles with Alzheimer's disease, interwoven with memories of a lifetime.

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Washington Post
"Ann McLane Kuster began writing The Last Dance as the world's longest email for friends and relatives. Her mother Susan McLane had made many wonderful connections over her twenty-five years in the NH State Legislature. The friendships forged while fighting "the good fight" and advocating for the families and environment of New Hampshire, continue to this day. Susan is still recognized where ever she goes."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931807296
  • Publisher: Randall, Peter E. Publisher
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann McLane Kuster is a graduate of Dartmouth, a partner in the law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.A. In 2005, Ann was named to NH Magazine’s list of "NH Remarkable Women.” Susan McLane advocated for the mentally ill, for welfare mothers, for dignity in dying, the environment and for women in politics, through 25 years in the NH Legislature. She passed away in February 2005. Author resides in Hopkinton, NH.
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Table of Contents

1 Preface 2 Acknowledgements 3 Foreword by David Broder 4 Introduction 5 Malcolm and Susan McLane Family Tree 6 PART ONE 7 O N E Christmas Nighties 8 T W O Role Reversal 9 T H R E E Fridays with Susie 10 F O U R Stuck in the Superlative 11 F I V E The First Friday—The Acceptance Speech 12 S I X The Zen of Motherhood 13 S E V E N Emergency 911 14 E I G H T The Second Friday—Balance of Power 15 N I N E Chicken Soup for the Supreme Soul 16 T E N Disaster Relief 17 E L E V E N The Third Friday—Public Servant 18 T W E L V E The Fourth Friday—‘Crown Thy Good with Sisterhood’ 19 T H I R T E E N ‘Try to Remember That Day in September’ 20 F O U R T E E N The Fifth Friday—Primary Care 21 F I F T E E N Paradise Point 22 S I X T E E N The Sixth Friday—Mother Nature 23 S E V E N T E E N Heart and Soul 24 E I G H T E E N Wishful Thinking 25 N I N E T E E N The Seventh Friday—‘Everybody’s All American’ 26 T W E N T Y The Eighth Friday—‘No Place to Hide’ 27 T W E N T Y - O N E Mind, Memory, and Aging 28 T W E N T Y - T W O The Ninth and Tenth Fridays — ‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple’ 29 PART TWO 30 T W E N T Y-T H R E E Heaven’s Gate 31 T W E N T Y-F O U R ‘Live Free or Die’ 32 T W E N T Y-F I V E The Old Man of the Mountain 33 T W E N T Y-S I X ‘Day Is Done’ 34 T W E N T Y-S E V E N ‘On Earth, as It Is in Heaven’ 35 Epilogue 36 Postscript 37 Good Night, Susie 38 Book Club Discussion 39 About the Author
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