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Alzheimer's Trippin' with George: Diagnosis to Discovery in 10,000 Miles

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What would you do if you learned that your spouse or partner has progressive dementia, possibly Alzheimer’s disease?  This is the brutally honest journal of one spouse and reluctant caregiver that “ran for the hills.” Of course she took her husband George along. 

What challenges did Susan encounter?  How can she enjoy the present — a journey across the U.S.A. -  while wor
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Paperback, 631 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Susan Straley (first published September 2016)
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Beth Cliffe Richardson
A courageous journey with many twist and turns as two people grasp the challenges of Alzheimer’s This is a true story of two people taking a cross country trip to celebrate 40 years of marriage with an unwelcome guest known as Alzheimer’s. The writer shares their story in a most candid way. Not only does she share the geographical trip but the many nuances of the disease and how it impacts the mundane and extraordinary events of each day. A brave journey that one will benefit from reading. I hig ...more
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A true story from the caretaker's daily interactions with a person with dementia. What really happens day to day, how Sue cared, coped and learned to look at things from the patient's deminishing mind. Read it in a day and one-half.
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“A PET scan of his brain activity showed diminished capacity on the left side of his brain, hence, planning ahead, strategic thinking is harmed. A positive is that he is less critical of things. He has lost language and gained singing... THAT makes for more fun.
What amazes me is that so many times he returns and talks and seems to think like he used to. His voice and laugh returns to normal. How can that be???”
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“Today we traveled back south toward Portland, Oregon. It occurred to me that we were now going toward our home in Florida instead of away from it.
Maybe this concept was why I was feeling unenthusiastic and worn out.”
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