Living In The Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through The Maze Of Alzheimer's by Diana McgowinLiving In The Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through The Maze Of Alzheimer's by Diana Mcgowin

Living In The Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through The Maze Of Alzheimer's

byDiana Mcgowin

Paperback | October 1, 1994

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Living In The Labyrinth is the story of  how one woman found the strength and the courage  to cope with a devastating disease that has  afflicted five million Americans. Far from being an  exercise in self-pity or a standard autobiography,  this is an unflinching and ultimately uplifting look  at a debilitating illness from the inside  out.
Title:Living In The Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through The Maze Of Alzheimer'sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0385313187

ISBN - 13:9780385313186

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Book This amazing book is written by an Alzheimer's victim herself. Diana Friel McGowin began having symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease at age 45. She gives us an inside look at what it's like to have this disease, from the first symptoms noticed, through the ordeal of searching for a diagnosis, to the finality in the diagnosis itself and the daily losses that come. Diana has a wonderful attitude, finding comfort in her memories of simple things: the smell of the small town library of her childhood, the the taste of icicles on her tongue, the sight of the first daffodils of spring, lightning bugs, a train whistle, her grandmother's violin. What a wonderful way to view it all, as she says, "I can sometimes enjoy the sweet fragrance of night blooming jasmine when no one else can." We, the children of Alzheimer's victims, hope that a cure can be found, but if it doesn't come in our time, we do have an example of radiant acceptance.
Date published: 2002-03-29

From Our Editors

Propelled onto hardcover bestseller lists by its heart-wrenching, compulsively readable, and ultimately hopeful description of Alzheimer's disease by one of its sufferers, this edition features an update by the author. Soon to be a CBS television movie starring Jessica Lange

Editorial Reviews

"A brave record...searingly  honest."--People  

"A stunner of a book...It takes the  reader on a terrifying by enlightening  journey."--San Antonio News Express