Год издания: 2008
Издатель: ILR Press
Количество страниц: 213
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Despite promising research, Alzheimer's disease cannot be arrested by medical intervention. So it has fallen to Alterra to monitor and care for his wife, Stella (a pseudonym, as is the author's name), who was formerly an accomplished cellist and is now almost completely dependent on her husband. He first became aware that Stella might have Alzheimer's when she lost some short-term memory and had difficulty driving and cooking. He had a good relationship with their primary care physician but, once Stella was diagnosed, Alterra quickly learned that the best place to get help was through the Alzheimer's Association. In this thoughtful and honest memoir, Alterra effectively impresses on the reader that the "primary physician" is not the doctor but the caregiver who lives with the patient. Through a drug trial, he obtained medication that slowed his wife's decline; he also followed up on the association's recommendations of caregiver and patient support groups. Alterra offers a touching...