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Losing My Mind by Thomas DeBaggio
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Jul 08, 11

bookshelves: aging-death-disease, memoir-male, dealing

It's not the most stylishly or beautifully written book; but its Alzheimer's focus, honesty, and methodical pace add up to a very good book. This memoir came out in 2002. After I finished it, I had to search the internet for "what happened to Thomas DeBaggio". It was sad to see he had died of his disease at age 69, just 9 years after finishing the book. So many times reading the book I had found myself hoping that somehow there had been a mistake in his early onset diagnosis, for though he goes on in the text at length about things like his word finding or spelling difficulties, he was able to produce a correctly spelled and workmanlike book. There are also many loving and affecting memories of his experiences as a son, husband, father, and gardener.

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