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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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Feb 09, 10

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Read in February, 2010

A great but heart-rending book. Alice, a psychology professor and conference speaker, discovers that at age 50, she is developing early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Told in the third person, but closely following Alice and her experiences, the reader follows her journey from well-respected academic to someone who can only live in the moment. Along the way she faces many turning points: how to tell her colleagues and family, how her children will face the news that there is a genetic component to the illness, how her husband handles the changes, and what will happen as her memory fades. One of only a handful of fiction books endorsed by the Alzheimer's Association, this true-to-life but fictional story will give the reader an appreciation of the difficulties facing both Alzheimer's victims and their families.
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