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Allison's Gambit

Allison's Gambit

by C. A. Price
Allison's Gambit

Allison's Gambit

by C. A. Price


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When Allison began to care for her mother with Alzheimer's, she started to ask some difficult questions. At what point is a life no longer worth living? Would dementia be in her future too?

Worried that her mother's fate may be her own, Allison comes up with an unusual approach to try and control her own demise: start smoking. After all, she would rather die of cancer or a lung infection than the way her mother did - unable to recognize her own family, to take care of herself, or even speak. The tough part will be getting her family and friends on board with her new perspective.

Full of compassion for both Alzheimer's victims and those it affects-caregivers, family, and loved ones-Allison's Gambit brings a taboo topic to the forefront and asks us all - what would we do?

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ISBN-13: 9781953639103
Publisher: Circuit Breaker Books
Publication date: 10/12/2021
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

C. A. Price is a family practice physician in California. The philosophy of Allison's Gambit was inspired by patients of his who have been caregivers to those with dementia and his continued observation that these family members often end up with tremendous guilt. His work with hospice has taught him that those who change their views about dying seem to live so much better.

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