Losing My Mind

Losing My Mind

An Intimate Look at Life With Alzheimer's

Book - 2003
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"We are foolish, those of us who think we can escape the traps of aging," writes Tom DeBaggio. "I was one of them, dreaming of a perfect and healthy old age....Now, at fifty-eight, I realize the foolishness of my dreams as I watch my brain self-destruct from Alzheimer's." Losing My Mind is DeBaggio's extraordinary account of his early onset Alzheimer's, a disease that "silently hollows the brain" and slowly "gobbles memory and destroys life." But with DeBaggio's curse came an unexpected blessing: the ability to chart the mechanics and musings of his failing mind.
Whether describing the happy days of his youth or lamenting over the burden his disease has placed upon his loved ones, DeBaggio manages to inspire the reader with his ability to function, to think, and ultimately to survive. By turns an autobiography, a medical history, and a book of meditations, Losing My Mind is a testament to the splendor of memory and a triumphant celebration of the human spirit.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2003, c2002
ISBN: 9780743205665
Branch Call Number: 616.8983 DEB
Characteristics: xi, 210 p. ;,23 cm


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Barbarajean Mar 19, 2012

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is a friend or relative of someone who has been diagnosed with Alzeheimer's disease. It will help you understand what that person is going through. It is also very well written.

Nov 08, 2007

Sad and very depressing.

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