Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. A Harvard professor, she has a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow forgetful, she dismisses it for as long as she can, but when she gets lost in her own neighbourhood she knows that something has gone terribly wrong. She finds herself in the rapidly ...Read MoreAlice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. A Harvard professor, she has a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow forgetful, she dismisses it for as long as she can, but when she gets lost in her own neighbourhood she knows that something has gone terribly wrong. She finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of Alzheimer's Disease. She is fifty years old. Suddenly she has no classes to teach, no new research to conduct, no invited lectures to give. Ever again. Unable to work, read and, increasingly, take care of herself, Alice struggles to find meaning and purpose in her everyday life as her concept of self gradually slips away. But Alice is a remarkable woman, and her family, yoked by history and DNA and love, discover more about her and about each other, in their quest to keep the Alice they know for as long as possible. Losing her yesterdays, her short-term memory hanging on by a couple of frayed threads, she is living in the moment, living for each day. But she is still Alice.Read Less
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Good read for anyone. Written by the subject with understanding yet funny and touching.
Feb 7, 2013
I read this book through a book club at local library. Thats why I bought these books for neighbor who's wife is no longer with us but passed away with alzheimers. They had 4 sons, so I shared this book with him. As you know it sometime is followed in families. Each son now has a copy and will help to be prepared if needed in the future.
Aurelia Ann M
May 10, 2012
Still Alice Lisa Genova
At first when I realized that it was fiction, I wasn't sure if I would read the book. I did and enjoyed it. I found it to be factual and plausible to the subject matter. It saddened me to see what could happen to someone actually diagnosed with the disease. The response by the family was thought provoking
I am currently a caregiver for my sister who is a dialysis patients. It helped me to be more aware. Great book.
Jul 15, 2010
This book should be required reading.
Very tastely written.
Feb 4, 2010
An excellent and eloquent story about dementia in its early stages and the impact on family as well as the confusion it represents for the
person experiencing it. While many might find the whole topic too depressing to want to read about, particularly in a novel or fiction,
the novelist really illuminates the experience
and lets the reader get a feel for the sometimes wondrous emotional and spiritual aspects of this illness. All of us can learn from this book in ways that we might not imagine.
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