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An Ocean of Time: Alzheimer's: Tales of Hope and Forgetting
These images of Alzheimer's - forgetting, madness, nursing homes - frighten us, make us want to walk the other way. But geriatric psychiatrist Patrick Mathiasen wants us to know that his images have slowly changed as he's worked around the edges of this "thief of memory." Where he once saw no more than the shell of a body, he now sees lives that have unfolded. And amid the ...more
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published May 6th 1997 by Scribner Book Company
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In Greek mythology the dead began their descent down the river Styx. The river was shrouded in mystery, fear, and doubting. It is the same with Alzheimer's disease. Often, it seems that the Alzheimer's patient has begun the trip in advance of dying. Their world, like the Styx, seems engulfed in darkness and uncertainty, both spatial and temporal. On such a dark and lonely journey, a guide would be a necessity. On the darkest of days, An Ocean of Time: Alzheimer's: Tales of Hope and Forgetting, i ...more