Just Love Me: My Life Turned Upside-down by Alzheimer's (Purdue Series on Ageing & Care)
By: Jeanne Lee (author)Paperback
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Just Love Me reveals the thoughts and emotions of a woman struggling with a life suddenly unmanageable. Hospitalizations, suicide attempts, and finally an arduous search for an accurate diagnosis. By looking at the youthful, vital, and attractive woman before them, for years doctors never suspected the culprit to be Alzheimer's Disease. It was, Lee's book joins only a handful of other books written by persons living with early-stage dementia. This book should be required reading for anyone with even the least contact with a person with dementia, whether of the Alzheimer's type, Frontal Lobe (or Pick's Disease), Huntington's Disease, multiple sclerosis, or any number of other degenerative cognitive conditions. Whether birth, marriage, friendship, or profession relates you to someone with dementia, in Lee's book you will be exposed to a lot of information not taught in medical books. Lee's very personal, candid description of her life experiences before, approaching, and during the early stages of AD enables readers to better understand people with dementia.
By getting inside the mind of the author and experiencing with her the worries and frustrations that tormented her then and now, the symptoms of Alzheimer's become less enigmatic for the reader.
Jeanne L. Lee was born and raised in Portland, Oregon in 1941. She is the very proud mother of five children and four more by marriage. Her thirteen grandchildren are her life. She has owned hair and nail salons, a printing brokerage, a bar and restaurant; managed bars, graphics and printing shops, and has even flown planes. After her hectic years of suicide attempts, marriages, and mental institutions her diagnosis was a sort of relief. It did not take too long to embark on a new journey promising herself no one would go thorough this kind of suffering. She began a group for early stage Alzheimer's when she could get no help from anyone. She found an internet group called DASNI (Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International) which helped her to grow and feel needed. Lee currently resides in Hawaii.
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