Love and Forgetting: A husband and wife's journey through dementia by Julie Macfie SobolLove and Forgetting: A husband and wife's journey through dementia by Julie Macfie Sobol

Love and Forgetting: A husband and wife's journey through dementia

byJulie Macfie Sobol, Ken Sobol

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Freedom 55? The so-called "Golden Years"? What if you are slowly losing your memories and your motor skills? Or what if you are the devastated witness as your partner struggles with dementia? Lewy Body Disease is a form of dementia second only to Alzheimer's in numbers, yet many doctors and almost no lay people have ever heard its name. This is the story of two courageous people, Julie and Ken Sobol, life partners as well as writing partners. Caught up in the frightening and fatal fog of Lewy Body Disease, they started writing this book together. As Ken's disease progresses and his voice dwindles, Julie continues the narration, sharing her sadness, frustration, and attempts to find the best care for her husband. Their chronicling of the ravages wrought by LBD is intelligent, insightful, enlightening, and often humorous. It is at heart a love story.

About The Author

Julie Macfie Sobol and Ken Sobol moved with their three children from the US to Canada in 1973. Julie, a musician and painter, has works displayed in homes in Canada, the U.S., and England. As Ken’s neurological illness worsened, the couple was forced to find new ways to live and write together. Ken died in 2010. Julie, now a grandmoth...

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Title:Love and Forgetting: A husband and wife's journey through dementiaFormat:PerfectDimensions:264 pages, 8.22 × 5.52 × 0.54 inPublished:September 23, 2013Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927583187

ISBN - 13:9781927583180

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With clarity and honesty, in a bold and intimate voice, the voice of Julie-and-Ken, this couple's memoir certainly does raise awareness of LBD but, above all, it is a love story