Before My Eyes: A Daughter’S Personal Journey with Her Mother into Alzheimer’S Disease

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iUniverse, Apr 2, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 88 pages
Imagine the heart-wrenching devastation that is experienced by a family when a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimers disease! In Before My Eyes, author Diane Currie shares her candid and personal reflections about her mothers struggle with this disease as she copes with the reality of the present but always honors the memory of the past. Through a series of moving vignettes, she remains connected with her mother in a creative way as the strong bond between them slowly dissolves as the disease progresses. From the first moment of her mothers diagnosis, Currie conveys in a captivating manner the intense feelings of loss and hopelessness one experiences when dealing with this dreadful disease. She is able to portray the subtle changes in her mothers behavior and personality throughout her decline, all in a deeply human way. While Before My Eyes describes one familys touching and painful journey, in essence Curries reflective account may typify the Alzheimers experience, while offering support and validation to all those who walk its arduous path.
 

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Contents

My Journal
1
Things That Are Seen and Unseen
6
Life Just Stopped
9
I Have a Home
13
Restlessness
16
I Have a Question
19
Smile
22
But I Dont Need Help
24
The Beauty of Patience
43
Will You Remember Me?
46
The Ice Cream Truck
48
Theres No Place Like Home
51
Oh God Please Help Me
54
One Miraculous Day
56
Thanks for Caring
59
The Embrace
62

Just One More Time
29
Moms New Home
33
Why Did You Leave?
36
The Mother I Remember
64
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Diane Currie journeyed with her mother through Alzheimers disease for nearly seven years. She has published several articles in local papers and journals relating to the grief of losing her mother to this disease. She holds a BS degree in Business Administration and lives with her family in New Jersey.

Diane Currie journeyed with her mother through Alzheimers disease for nearly seven years. She has published several articles in local papers and journals relating to the grief of losing her mother to this disease. She holds a BS degree in Business Administration and lives with her family in New Jersey.

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