WHEN CAN I GO HOME?
The New Alzheimer's Memoir
Joseph J. Sivak MD
UNCOVER THE TRUTH WE CAN NOW READ ABOUT BUT MUST STILL LEARN TO TALK ABOUT
The true life account of a young man living with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in a parent. The
disease was diagnosed in his mother when the author was seventeen years old in 1979, long before
Alzheimer's disease was a household term.
The book candidly traces with graphic detailed description and dialogue the course of the fatal illness.
The emotional issues of such pivotal events as the loss of autonomy of driving a car and entry into a
nursing home are experienced through the eyes of a young son. From a concurrent viewpoint
Alzheimer's is explained with the wisdom of a 21st century physician who has personally experienced
the emotional anguish, and thus the fact-based journey is a truly unique dual-perspective Alzheimer's
memoir. The story juxtaposes the active uphill battle to become a doctor set against the backdrop of
the passive helpless struggle of losing a parent to the disease
The narrative provides explicit commentary on the modern plight of the physician and the global
connection family members of an Alzheimer's victim painstakingly share. The unusual, seldom before
elicited insights of the dual-perspective vigorously address universal issues such as coping, hope,
futility, humiliation and societal bias toward the disease throughout the text.
ISBN ~ 978-0-615-31489-1
Pages ~ 256
Publisher ~ NIAGARA PRESS
Publication Date ~ June 16, 2010
Price ~ $ 15.00
Format ~ Softcover, Perfect Bound 5.5"X 8.5"
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