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One Hundred Names for Love by Diane Ackerman
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Oct 02, 2011

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Diane nurses husband Paul back to amazing recovery following a stroke which left him unable to speak anything other than the syllable 'mem'. Both were writers and his inability to speak and comprehend was not acceptable to Diane. She works with him ALL day to increase his speech, recognition, and understanding, over five years.

This is a study in defying the common misconception that you only have a small 'window of opportunity' in the first months following the stroke. Her persistence paid off...


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