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Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's

Book - 2014
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For close to ten years,writer Greg O'Brien, diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's, has chronicled its progression as an embedded reporter inside the mind of this monster of a disease. Taking detailed notes and working off cognitive reserve, O'Brien offers an illuminating blueprint of strategies, faith, and humor needed to fight this disease, a day-to-day focus on living with Alzheimer's, not dying with it.
Publisher: Brewster, MA : Codfish Press, c2014
ISBN: 9780991340101
Characteristics: xxvii, 209 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Genova, Lisa
Shenk, David
Call Number: 616.831 OBR


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Jun 19, 2017

A fascinating and rather unique memoir *from within* the disease: author Greg O'Brien brings his long career in journalism into its endgame as an "embedded reporter" suffering from the disease himself. The memoir comes from an early stage, with O'Brien drawing on a strong reserve of natural intelligence, and self-awareness, since he had lived through two parents' dementia (!!). The mind of this author "blinks" - the mental lights are on, then off, then on, then off again, but through a rigorous regimen of care for body, mind, and spirit, O'Brien managed to complete this eye-opening book.

Jul 01, 2015

Not much information about Alzheimer’s. Book is more of a memoir for this guy who desperately wants to be Irish. Author seems to want to impress the reader with elaborate accounts of everything from world history and nature to a full page on the correct technique used to row a boat. If you want to learn about someone's experience with Alzheimer's, this book is not the one to read.


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