Hillary's Reviews > Keeper: One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's

Keeper by Andrea Gillies
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May 06, 2012

it was amazing
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Read in May, 2012

Taking a break from the YA fantasy I've been reading (TA Barron's Merlin series), was looking for something meatier - and was really pleasantly surprised that this author not only vividly described the painful human experience of living with a loved one who is losing her mind, but also offered a reasonably technical description of the actual pathogenesis and pathology of Alzheimer's and a few other dementias. Having watched from a relatively safe distance one of my own extended family members suffer through the stages of this disease all the way through to complete loss of any human function, I can only imagine what it might have been like to be up close like this author - and I feel her pain from here.
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