ISBN 9781586420079,Personal Development & Self-Help

Personal Development & Self-Help

Author:

Aaron Alterra

Publisher:

Steerforth Press

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ISBN 9781586420079
Publisher

Steerforth Press

Publication Year 2000
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781586420079

ISBN-10 1586420070
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Biography & autobiography: general

Aaron and Stella Alterra had been married for more than sixty years when Aaron began to notice puzzling lapses in his wife's memory. Innocuous at first, they became more severe and more alarming. After a series of appointments and tests, the Alterras were informed that Stella was one of the more than 4.5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease. Combining medical research on the disease and often-painful anecdotes of memory loss, deteriorating motor functions, personality shifts, support-group and daycare experiences, and drug trials, Alterra chronicles his transformation from husband to caregiver after his wife's diagnosis. More than a chronology of one family's experience of Alzheimer's disease, The Caregiver is an intelligent, beautifully reflective testimony to how family members turned caregivers become the ultimate advocates for their loved ones in the face of a disease with no cure.

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