Anyone read Still Alice?

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Nana Monster
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   Posted 1/18/2010 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
My Dad had mild Alzheimer's with Parkinsons when he passed away a year ago. I recently read
"Still Alice" by Lisa Genova which deals with a 50 year old Harvard teacher. She teaches, researches,
and writes books. It tells of the progression of the disease from her eyes. It talks about the
meds and different things to look for in the early onset of it. Lisa Genova holds a PHD in
neurosience from Harvard and is an online columnist for the National Alzheimer's Association.

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   Posted 1/19/2010 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
No I haven't but that sounds really interesting. We only have one member here that suffers from this (Snowylynn) and I always read her posts because I want to know what it is that they are going thru, in their own words and how it is affecting them. It gave me perspective into my Gma's world that I didn't have before. So I may have to give this book a read...Thanks Nana! :)
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   Posted 1/22/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Just an update: I did read this book and it was very well written. I can see so much of what Alice went thru in the same manner in which I seen my Gma decline. Alzheimers is such a horrible horrible disease to have, not only on the people around them but for the ones going thru this. This book can give insight to caretakers that would never know what it's like. So my recommendation for ALL caregivers (and Alzheimer patients if they are able).....READ THIS BOOK!
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 1/22/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for checking it out. I work in a nursing home and we have 2 floors of Alzheimers patients and I have seen many
people who used to be customers of mine when I worked local retail years ago and parents of school mates. It's pretty
heartbreaking to know there is little hope for this disease. That's why "Still Alice" is so good as it written as Alice faces the
progression and her family's reactions.

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Tummy2010
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   Posted 2/5/2010 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi am new to this site as of today.....
I am a Caregiver re loved one with Alzheimers.....
Here's my experience re the book "Still Alice".....I have tried to read it several times....since it was given to me...but can
never get through it for some reason....think it's "my stuff" forsure.....the other issue is that I have read many many books re the topic in the last 12 years.....so that may have something to do with it....back to the book...I hear it is a very well written book....
thks all

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   Posted 3/19/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have read this book n i do rec that others read it as well..but thats just my lil o..lynle opinion
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