My oldest brother Marvin would have loved this book while he was still in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. He wanted to read something from the perspective of the patient rather than the caregiver. Fran Lewis provides both perspectives in this very personal and touching book. See my blog post about my brother’s journey.
Today I have a book and a cause close to my heart for you. Fran Lewis wrote this amazing piece of informative and heart-warming literature on Alzheimers.
A bouquet of flowers freshly delivered from the florist has a special fragrance, scent and each flower’s color is bright and the stems stand straight and tall when placed in a vase filled with fresh water. As the days pass and the flowers remain in the vase the perfume scent changes, the flowers begin to wilt and the vibrancy of the colors begins to fade. Within a few days you might see some brown patches, some of the flowers begin to break off and eventually they will crumble in your hand. Imagine what happens when someone who is bright, intelligent, hard working and smart learns that he/she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s does not discriminate what it does is slowly wears away…
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