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Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade by Gary Chapman
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it was amazing

This is a wonderful, comforting, encouraging, and heart-breaking book that will be a treasure for many people who have loved ones suffering from this horrible affliction.

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Reading Progress

May 25, 2017 – Started Reading
May 25, 2017 – Shelved
May 25, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 25, 2017 –
page 35
May 31, 2017 –
page 67
June 2, 2017 –
page 97
40.42% ""Quality time" is "giving someone your undivided attention. ...Quality time is the best balm we know for the isolation of caregiving. Spending quality time may mean listening to a care partner who is lonely or aching with grief. ...involving him or her in pleasant experiences. Participation in a care partner support group might be helpful. All care partners need time away from the person with dementia."
June 5, 2017 –
page 127
52.92% ""at every point in the journey the focus should not be on what the person with AD has lost, but on what he or she still has. The mission becomes: given the cognition that remains, how can one best communicate love to this person? ...Just because individuals can no longer express love to others, it does not mean that they are unable to emotionally experience the love that others express to them.""
June 6, 2017 –
page 155
64.58% ""Music gives Alzheimer's patients a sense of power and ownership. They can't follow life. They can't follow conversations. But because the part of the brain that internalizes music and marks rhythm particularly is very healthy in Alzheimer's patients they can follow music, and remember it, and that makes them feel in control. stimulates many cognitive processes at once, ...more than any other known stimulus""
June 7, 2017 –
page 181
June 8, 2017 –
page 199
June 9, 2017 – Finished Reading

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