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Memories Are Precious: Alzheimer's Journey: Ruth's Story

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Paperback, 164 pages
Published November 23rd 2009 by Xlibris Corporation (first published 2009)
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Fran Lewis channels her mother’s voice beautifully in this short book, Memories are Precious, giving a haunting glimpse into the darkness of losing oneself to Alzheimer's and the struggle of caring for someone as they disappear.

Alzheimer’s is a much more complex illness than I’d realized, involving not just loss of memory but loss of control over bodily functions, loss of dignity and loss of purpose. The mother who once interpreted the cries of a child now has her own silence interpreted by that
Wanda Hartzenberg
50% of this book is a very good reference for care givers of Alzheimer's disease. 50% is about Fran. A sister, a mother, grand mother and great grand mother. Friend, active member of the community and neighbor.

The entire book is however a story of love! The compassion in this book. Practical little bits of advice. Excerpts from professional publications regarding Alzheimer it all comes down to one thing. Love. Time and understanding, compassion and decisions and love.

I think this book is an in
Tom Barnes

Mamories are Precious
Fran Lewis

Memories are Precious
by Fran Lewis

When I think of the Bronx, New York Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Bombers come to mind. Of course the Yankee's are not the only residents of the Bronx. Ruth Swerdloff lives there too and she was not an athlete or celebrity but as a grandma she was the go to guy when it came to pickups and deliveries. Need a ride to Queens or a prescription filled and delivered grandma was always there. She also had a soft shoulder and woul
Martha Cheves
Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

'Alzheimer's is a deadly disease and does not discriminate. It is not a disease of the poor, the rich, the famous or the indigent. It is a disease that anyone can get at any time. It knows no boundaries and it does not care whether you are white or black or of any other race, religion or creed.'

Imagine going to sleep, waking up and finding yourself in a strange place. You have no idea where you are nor how you got there. You don't even know what you
Christoph Fischer
"Memories Are Precious: Alzheimer's Journey: Ruth's Story" by Fran Lewis is an amazing and a very important read that is informative, inspirational and heart warming.
The book is a selection of a huge variety of material: poems, personal dedications and love letters, short pieces of information, facts, guidelines, specific tips, testimonies, lists of resources and a great deal more that - as a family member of an Alzheimer patient - found invaluable.

The perspective changes slightly throughout the
Catherine E.
Told from the perspective of the one suffering, and those that love, to those that care for the alzheimer patient, Memories Are Precious is a personal and up front look at alzheimers. The inclusion of informative tips on how to properly care for a loved one makes this book a 'must read' for those faced with this dilemma. Fran Lewis did a terrific job in covering all the bases required to understand this deadly disease that doesn't discriminate.
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Biography: Fran Lewis

Born in the South Bronx, I grew up with people from many ethnic backgrounds. I learned to play and work with children in my school that came from other countries and different places.
I was always over weight as a child and got picked on a lot by the other children in my class and even my teachers. I found it hard to do many of the sporting activities that my sister and cousi
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