Close to Me, But Far Away: Living with Alzheimer's

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University of Missouri Press, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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Publisher Fact Sheet Wheeler provides insight into what a caregiver's day is like, as he shares his most intimate thoughts with us. The book provides a window into the author's personal life as he seeks to confront his own ineptitude & the occasional despair he feels as he deals daily with Alzheimer's.

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Page 13 - Keep putting one foot in front of the other, again and again and again. Unfortunately, that act is more difficult than it sounds. There are moments when "Why?
Page 3 - Later it occurred to me that Alzheimer-type dementia does its insidious work as quietly and destructively as termites. It eats away at the core, leaving the surface seemingly intact. Before the damage is recognized, it is irreversible.

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