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Aaron and Stella Alterra had been married for more than sixty years when Aaron began to notice puzzling lapses in his .
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. 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. After a series of appointments and tests, the Alterras were informed that Stella was one of the more than . million Americans with Alzheimer's disease.
The Caregiver: A Life with Alzheimer's. TheCaregiveris that perfect small book, the one that tells a difficult, deeply human story, simply, beautifully, without wasted words or embellished affect. Foreword by Arthur Kleinman. Series: The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work. The writing is so direct, so pure, that the story steps out of the pages and enters into the reader’s senses like an immediate experience of the existential. You carry that experience with you as if it were yours, not the writer’s. You know it will remain iconic. When you think of Alzheimer’s you will reexperience, reimagine this story.
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The Caregiver, a book by Aaron Alterra (1999, Steerforth Press) about an elderly man detailing the progression of his wife's Alzheimer's, how he cared for her and the effect it had on his life. John Bayley, the husband of Iris Murdoch, who died of the disease in 1999, wrote of this book that it was "the best and most expert book on Alzheimer's that I have read and it should be closely studied by every caregiver. Malcolm and Barbara: A love story". Retrieved 2008-03-02.
Only about half the people with Alzheimer's symptoms get a diagnosis, partly out of fear of an incurable decline, doctors suspect. March 19, 2018 ·. NPR.
Aaron Alterra, The Caregiver: A Life with Alzheimer's, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 2007, 232 p. pbk £. 0, ISBN 13: 978 0 7. JOHN KEADY (a1). School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, UK.
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