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The Caregiver
Author: Aaron Alterra

ISBN: 9780801474347
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 15 February 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 0.5
In this thoughtful and honest memoir, Alterra effectively impresses on the reader that the primary physician is not the doctor but the caregiver who lives with the patient.Publishers Weekly Alterra is the pseudonym of a prolific and award-winning short story writer and novelist. . . . Alterras book will strike a chord with anyone who has a family member with Alzheimers: the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease.Library Journal A husbands unsentimental but deeply loving memoir of caring for his wife.Kirkus Reviews The Caregiver is one of the few examples of the lived experience of Alzheimers disease from the perspective of a loving, reflective, and articulate husband. Aaron Alterra paints a beautiful and honest picture of how Alzheimers disease changed one familys world, a literate world full of life, music, art, and words. His story will touch physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, psychologists, and healers of all sorts who struggle to assist families in their journey with this disease.Patricia G. Archbold, Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scho...

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