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Diagnosis: Alzheimer's : My Travels with Frances by [Melvin R. Bielawski]
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     This is the story of two people, Melvin and Frances, who met while young, fell in love, and married. They raised three sons, enjoyed a loving, warm, and close family life. They traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, and the United States. They were blessed with good health and suffered only minor aches and pains during their middle and early senior years. However, Frances began to have memory problems almost concurrent with turning 80 years of age. An early diagnosis by the family physician and a neurologist identified the symptoms as minor cognitive impairment (MCI). In subsequent years the diagnosis was changed to “Alzheimer’s disease”. This is the story of the impact on Frances, Melvin, and the immediate family in dealing with this incurable disease.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 310 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
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  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (Feb. 26 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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HASH(0xa4db896c) out of 5 stars no emotions; just the facts July 7 2011
By E. Krause - Published on
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I found this book quite useful in understanding the onset of Alzheimers. The author did a fine job explaining the events leading up to the eventual Alzheimer's diagnosis of his wife. I found out in reading his journey that this awful disease can occur in those who've led an active life, as well as those who have not. For years I believed it struck only inactive people in both mind and body. I gave the book to my mother to give her a greater understanding of the disease. She particularly related to the story of the couple's meeting in Germany because Mom's history is so similar. She loved it, and promptly gave it to her doctor who graciously accepted it. Our family believes in recycling. :-)

My one criticism would be that no mention was made of the author's wife after the diagnosis. I might have learned something in how he and the family coped with the care of his wife long term. Perhaps it is still ongoing.