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Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer's

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Thomas DeBaggio was only fifty-seven when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. In this pioneering, revealing portrait of a disease that strikes millions of people every year, DeBaggio depicts his struggles to retain a sense of his own identity and to remain connected to the world around him.

Written with engrossing narrative power, Losing My Mind is at heart a tribute to the power and beauty of memory. As DeBaggio chronicles the ravages of the disease -- which strikes hardest in younger, more alert minds -- he writes not only of the loss of the long-ago past, but of his daily confrontations with the elusiveness of everyday events and thoughts. "I am alone, " he writes, "and I can hear water running somewhere in the house. I don't remember going to the bathroom. Who else turned on the water?" Each moment of clarity becomes a special gift; every sign of deterioration, a challenge to be faced with forbearance and grace.

DeBaggio has discussed his illness with Noah Adams in monthly appearances on National Public Radio. Losing My Mind brings his thoughts and insights, his humor and his courage, to the many people whose lives are touched by Alzheimer's, both the victims themselves and their concerned and caring friends and family.

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ISBN: 9780743205665
Publisher: Free Press
Language: English
Page Count: 210
Size: 8.35" l x 5.55" w x 0.63"
Series: N/A