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 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 ...
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 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.
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SO good. But very eye opening, moving, depressing and scary. Can't wait to see the movie.
May 4, 2015
In the Face Reality
Being a woman in my mid 60's, I worry about this dreaded disease. My daughter-in-laws mother is in the beginning stages of Alzeheimer's and I can tell you - it is NOT pretty!
Apr 27, 2015
My mother passed away 4 years ago. She was diagnosed with Alzheimers about 7-8 years before she passed. Her sister had it as well. This book provided me with so much information that I called my sister & had to share the story with her. I am in the midst of buying her a copy from HPB so I can send to her. My sister was my mother's main caregiver so I know she will have a hard time reading this book, but at the same time, hopefully get clarity. Also about the disease being hereditary, I would choose to get tested!!
Mar 31, 2015
I read this book, then wanted to own it. Through Alibris I easily found a copy. The book is in perfect condition (which is called good condition). It seriously looks like a brand new book; no marks, bends, tears, etc. I continue to order from Alibirs even though I complain about the shipping. .99 cents for a book and 3 bucks for shipping really is a good deal for a book you want. The story; Still Alice is one I strongly recommend. Anyone who has dealt with a person with memory issuess will treasure this book. I recommend it to all caregiverss and to children of aging parents.
Oct 12, 2014
Sad subject well written
Good read for anyone. Written by the subject with understanding yet funny and touching.
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