Living in the Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through the Maze of Alzheimer's

August 24, 2011|
Living in the Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through the Maze of Alzheimer's by Diana Friel McGowin
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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.

Somewhere there is that ever-present reminder list of what I am supposed to do today. But I cannot find it. I attempt to do the laundry and find myself outside, in my backyard, holding soiled clothes. How did I get here? How do I get back?”

Only forty-five when she first began to struggle with the memory lapses and disorientation that signal the onset of Alzheimer’s, Diana Friel McGowin has written a courageous, stirring insider’s story of the disease that is now the fourth leading killer of American adults.

Diana’s personal journey through days of darkness and light, fear and hope gives us new insight into a devastating illness and the plight of its victims, complete with a list of early warning signs, medical background, and resources for further information. But Diana’s story goes far beyond a recounting of a terrifying disease. It portrays a marriage struggling to survive, a family hurt beyond words, and a woman whose humor and intelligence triumph over setbacks and loss to show us the best of what being human is.

“A stunner of a book . . . it takes the reader on a terrifying but enlightening journey.”—San Antonio News Express

“Touching and sometimes angry . . . a poignant insider’s view.”—The Cincinnati Enquirer

Title:Living in the Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through the Maze of Alzheimer's
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:August 24, 2011
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307804648

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