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Title:
The long road called goodbye : tracing the course of Alzheimer's
Author:
Akin, Charlotte, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Omaha, NE : Creighton University Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xi, 244 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781881871330

9781881871347
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC523.2 .A43 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Part clinical case study, part family journal, The Long Road Called Goodbye is a powerful and moving account of one family's thirteen-year struggle with Alzheimer's. This engaging informative book is a closely documented clinical study that reads like a novel, filled with all the feelings, crises, and conflicts experienced by patient and family. It is a story of love, loyalty, perseverance, strength, and dignity. The Long Road Called Goodbye makes a major contribution to the care of AD patients and their families. The book will be of interest to professionals who work with Alzheimer's patients, including physicians, staff at care-giving facilities, and state agencies, as well as to families who struggle with this disease.


Author Notes


Charlotte A. Akin holds a B.A. from the University of Washington in sociology and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Portland. When her mother first received a tentative diagnosis of Alzheimer's, the author became the family researcher and began a case study. From then until the end of her mother's life, she charted the course of this disease.


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