Voices of Alzheimer's: Courage, Humor, Hope, and Love in the Face of Dementia

Voices of Alzheimer's: Courage, Humor, Hope, and Love in the Face of Dementia

by Elisabeth Peterson
     
 

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Betsy Peterson spent fourteen years caring for her husband who was suffering from dementia, an experience that put her in touch with others inside the struggle to have or to care for someone with the disease. A combination of contributions from patients, their families, friends, and caregivers, Voices of Alzheimer's gathers the poignant stories, funny quotes

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Overview

Betsy Peterson spent fourteen years caring for her husband who was suffering from dementia, an experience that put her in touch with others inside the struggle to have or to care for someone with the disease. A combination of contributions from patients, their families, friends, and caregivers, Voices of Alzheimer's gathers the poignant stories, funny quotes, and priceless encouragement that Peterson heard and that helped her along the way. Capturing the many dimensions of the Alzheimer experience-the challenges, the struggles, the humor, and even the rewards-aVoices presents a varied, and realistic, look at what it's like to be affected by the disease. With compassion, humor, and grace, it offers the simple advice, wisdom, and understanding of others who have traveled the same uncertain path.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738209623
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 5.98(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Formerly Associate General Counsel for Houghton Mifflin Company,Elisabeth Peterson has also been a teacher, a college admissions officer, and an assistant dean of Yale College during its first years of undergraduate coeducation from 1969 to 1975. She lives in Boston.

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