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by Betsy Peterson


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Voices of Alzheimer's book. 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.

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became the book Voices ofAlzheimer's: Courage, Hope and Love in the Face of Dementia (Cambridge, Mass. He was diagnosed with "probable Alzheimer's" in 1987 and died in 2001.

So I took early retirement, quitting my job to work on the project that became the book Voices ofAlzheimer's: Courage, Hope and Love in the Face of Dementia (Cambridge, Mass. Da Capo/Perseus Books, 2004). In putting the book together, I wanted to see if I could collect anything helpful for other families who love someone with dementia. In the beginning, I had only occasional spells of sadness, and those mostly came as I thought about the losses ahead. But as the losses grew, the sadness grew. It took me years after Pete's diagnosis to recognize my grief and face it.

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If caregivers of loved ones with dementia don't support one another . Many caregivers have found solace and hope in the book.

If caregivers of loved ones with dementia don't support one another,. then who can? Nobody who hasn't had the experience can possibly understand what it's like. That's a topic I discuss in my novel, GRIEFWRITING. They've said that it made them feel less alone and validated their own experiences and feelings. This was my intention in writing it, and I'd be really happy to hear that you read GRIEFWRITING and that it helped you as well.

Voices Of Alzheimer's: Courage, Humor, Hope, And Love In The Face Of Dementia.

Caring for someone with Alzheimers is uniquely different from other medical conditions. Voices Of Alzheimer's: Courage, Humor, Hope, And Love In The Face Of Dementia.

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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, 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.

Comments: (7)

Goll
I read this book over and over. It turns out we don't really have a dementia issue, but what wonderful reminders about how to treat our older loved ones with care and respect.
Chillhunter
This is a wonderfully organized book of comments from people who have been touched by this awful disease. Personal statements and feelings express the impact of this disease on many lives. As one who is dealing with this disease, I found reading it very helpful and encouraging.
Bandiri
It is a fascinating peek into the world of Alzheimers. It is a must read for anyone touched by this devastating disease.
Whitebinder
I always turn to this book whenever a friend has to deal with dementia, either as a patient or caregiver. The various interviews ring true. The subtext is also valuable, following the remarkable author's journey with her husband.
Centrizius
A great book that outlines my ideas on facing the caregiving of someone with dementia!
Fawrindhga
Betsy Peterson includes at the start of her book a brief history of the fourteen years (fourteen years!) she spent looking after her husband Pete as he descended into Alzheimer's. But most of the book is a compilation of quotes by Alzheimer's patients, their caregivers, and an occasional counselor or author. The quotations are divided into 32 sections, with topics such as Something's Wrong, Invisible Disability, and As Words Fail, and I read almost every line with interest.

The author Sue Miller is represented, with a passage from her book that I wish I'd paid more attention to when I first read it: "I didn't know then that aggression and disruptive bahavior are often signs of physical discomfort in Alzheimer's patients. Now that I do, I suspect my father was in pain during these episodes, but that he himself had no understanding of this in a conventional sense and certainly no way to say, `I hurt.'"

S.G., a daughter, tells us, "My sister noticed that my mother was having difficulty holding down any food. She also seemed very weak and despondent. When we questioned her about how she felt, she was `just fine.' We took her to the hospital and discovered she'd had a severe heart attack. You need to be suspicious, doubting, persistent and very observant to diagnose illness in an Alzheimer's patient."

There are hundreds of entries, some longer than these, many shorter. "A degree of denial is essential," one patient writes. "Like somebody sipping hot coffee, we sip the truth of our condition carefully and gently."

Some show a world in a single line: "She follows me all over the house. Follows me around like a puppy dog."

I could go on quoting, but best buy the book and keep it close. You'll find a hundred revelations that will touch your heart, and a hundred more that will reveal something new about this earthquake of a disease.
Prorahun
I was overwhelmed by the brilliance of this book, which highlighted the depth of the author's understanding of living with Alzheimer's Disease. The author had surrounded her husband with love as she learned to deal with his progressive neurological condition. She also portrayed in a remarkable way the differing situations of others who have struggled to understand, care for their loved ones and to maintain and develop self-care. Knowing the author personally, I am not surprised at the charm and creativity which emanate from this lovely book about one of the most devastating illnesses we can imagine. I was truly blessed to have been one of the support group leaders for families of people with Alzheimer's disease; I am not impartial since I have always been in awe of the author's concern for others,her unconditional love for her husband and her own unique gifts of style and grace.
This small book is a treasure of honest and deep sharing on the part of dementia patients and their caregivers and loved ones. The book is visually very attractive, the content is well organized, and the quotes--covering the full spectrum of sadness and anger to wisdom, humor, hope, and gratitude--are interspersed with the author's own moving story. Reading this has enabled me to relate with much greater understanding and confidence to those with Alzheimer's, and there is an excellent section on available resources. Voices of Alzheimer's is unique in the literature on the subject and deserves to become a classic in the field.

Jenneke Barton
Voices Of Alzheimer's: Courage, Humor, Hope, And Love In The Face Of Dementia download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Betsy Peterson
ISBN: 0738209627
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 1 edition (October 27, 2004)
Pages: 304 pages