Between the Dying and the Dead
How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland describes the processes human bodies go through as they shut down. Dr. Nuland also discusses the medical establishment, the dehumanizing aspect doctors trying to solve the medical riddle of curing disease.
I Will Not Die an Unlived Life by Dawna Markova
Keeper by Andrea Gillies. Gillies writes of her experience caring for her mother-in-law with dementia. She describes with painful honesty the impact dementia has not only on her mother-in-law but on the whole family.
I am beginning to repel people. Dementia caregiving is isolating . . . I don’t go out of the walled kingdom of the house very often and when I do I’m very dull company, and people don’t visit much.
Alzheimer’s and other dementias are devastating illnesses that rob people of their thinking and of their memories much more quickly than of their physical capabilities. Find help when and where you can.
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America http://www.alzfdn.org