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Dancing with Rose by Lauren Kessler
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Apr 09, 10

really liked it
Read in March, 2010

I believe this book would be a good introduction to the human face of Alzheimer's for people who have not had much experience being around individuals with the disease. The author felt badly for how she had treated her demented mother, and decided to work as a caretaker of Alzheimer's patients as a personal form of penance. She subsequently wrote this book in her professional role as a journalist. She works very hard to develop story arcs around several of the patients, and the book suffers from a feeling of artificiality secondary to her desire to give people a neatly tied up package without ambiguity. However, it's still a quick, compassionate read that holds your interest, and I would recommend it highly.
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