Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's: One Daughter's Hopeful Story

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One journalist's riveting and surprisingly hopeful in-the-trenches view of Alzheimer's
Nearly five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's. Like many children of Alzheimer's sufferers, Lauren Kessler, an accomplished journalist, was devastated by the disease that seemed to erase her mother's identity even before claiming her life. But suppose people with Alzheimer's are not slates wiped blank. Suppose they experience friendship and loss, romance and jealousy, joy and sorrow? To better understand this debilitating condition, Kessler enlists as a bottom-of-the-rung caregiver at an Alzheimer's facility and learns lessons that challenge what we think we know about the disease. A compelling, clear-eyed, and emotionally resonant narrative, Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's offers a new optimistic look at what the disease can teach us and a much-needed tonic for those faced with providing care for someone they love.

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Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's A compelling, clear-eyed, and emotionally resonant narrative, this work offers a new optimistic look at what the disease can teach, and offers a much-needed tonic for those faced with providing care for someone they love.

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a Heartening and thought-provoking. . . . Kessler deftly marries research with hands-on experiences.a
a"The Seattle Times"
a Direct and courageous. . . . Anyone affected by the diseasea and thatas almost everyoneahas to read this book.a
aBarbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed" and "Bait and Switch"

Heartening and thought-provoking. . . . Kessler deftly marries research with hands-on experiences.
"The Seattle Times"
Direct and courageous. . . . Anyone affected by the disease and that s almost everyone has to read this book.
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed" and "Bait and Switch"

? Heartening and thought-provoking. . . . Kessler deftly marries research with hands-on experiences.?
?"The Seattle Times"

? Direct and courageous. . . . Anyone affected by the disease? and that's almost everyone?has to read this book.?
?Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed" and "Bait and Switch"

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