Jim's Journey: The Story of a Young Man with Early On-Set Alzheimer's

Jim's Journey: The Story of a Young Man with Early On-Set Alzheimer's

by L. Dausey Gretchen L. Dausey, Gretchen L. Dausey

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Overview

This story follows a young man of 54 with Alzheimer's Disease. The story starts 2 years before he was diagnosed and follows him through until his time of death. The story is told by his wife and includes all the trials and tribulations of living with the Alzheimer's Disease. It is about all the things that change for the worse in all aspects of daily living. What to expect and what not to expect and the devastation this disease causes the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781425137656
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2010
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Gretchen is the eldest of four children. She had six years to be the only child. Then her mother contracted Polio, and little did she know it was the beginning of her generous life of care giving.

Soon after her mother's tenuous recovery, her sister Karen was born, then later, two brothers, Zed and Karl. Gretchen fell into the role of oldest sister, mother's helper, and practically the vice president of the family when her Father was at work.

Because the family moved frequently, she attended many school districts in several states. When the family finally settled in 1963, Gretchen had been to at least nine different schools, and was just about to enter high school. That's when she met Jim.

They quickly became inseparable, and married shortly after high school. Although the marriage seemed sudden because her parents gave them an ultimatum, it was inevitable. They were devoted to each other and shared a love that is not often seen. They never had children, but were everybody's favorite Aunt and Uncle, and were often called upon to be Godparents by their many friends.

They never separated until Jim's death in February 2008. Gretchen continues to work with the Alzheimer's Association, raising

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