Speaking Our Minds

Speaking Our Minds

by Lisa Snyder
     
 

In Speaking Our Minds, seven individuals with Alzheimer's express their thoughts and feelings about what it is like to have the disease and its impact on their lives. With honesty and insight, they discuss receiving the diagnosis, changes in family and social relationships, and the profound effects of memory loss on daily activity, spirituality, and personal identity.…  See more details below

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In Speaking Our Minds, seven individuals with Alzheimer's express their thoughts and feelings about what it is like to have the disease and its impact on their lives. With honesty and insight, they discuss receiving the diagnosis, changes in family and social relationships, and the profound effects of memory loss on daily activity, spirituality, and personal identity. Their reflections, with the author's own narrative, provide a remarkable and rarely heard perspective on the experience of Alzheimer's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786220663
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Senior Lifestyles Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.02(d)

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Michael Livni
Lisa Snyder skillfully weaves a tapestry of what Alzheimer's disease is really about by reporting on conversations with diagnosed people. By reading these, and Snyder's commentary, fellow travelers, caregivers and health care providers will find further insight into Alzheimer's disease. -- (Michael Livni, Member of the Executive Committee of Alzheimer's Disease International)
Robyn Yale
This is the best book I've ever read on Alzheimer's disease. . . . Ms. Snyder's work teaches us a deep respect for the uniqueness of each individual with Alzheimer's disease; and that the most profound way to learn is to listen. -- (Robyn Yale, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker and Consultant to the Alzheimer's Association)
Stephen G. Post
Lisa Snyder performs an important service in this excellent introduction to the experience of persons with Alzheimer's disease. . . . Consistently thoughtful and illuminating. -- (Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., author of The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease and Professor of Biomedical Ethics, School of Medicine, CWRU)
Lisa P. Gwyther
Inspiring reflections abound in the perspectives and narratives of these "patients" and the social worker/narrator. This book is for everyone living in a world with Alzheimer's Disease. -- (Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW Director, Family Support Program, Duke University Center for Aging)
Peter V. Rabins
Speaking Our Minds shows us the pain, humanity and courage of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease. It is a much needed and much appreciated book. -- (Peter V. Rabins, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

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