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  • ISBN: 1408429438
  • ISBN13: 978-1408429433
  • ePub: 1858 kb | FB2: 1346 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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Still Alice ePub download

Still Alice is a 2007 novel by Lisa Genova, set in Boston. The novel is about a woman who suffers early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Still Alice is a 2007 novel by Lisa Genova, set in Boston. Alice Howland, a 50-year-old woman, is a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and is a world-renowned linguistics expert. She is married to an equally successful husband, and they have three grown children. The disease takes hold swiftly, and it changes Alice’s relationship with her family and the world. It was Genova's first novel.

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Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University.

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Due to the subject matter hitting too close to home, I had to delay reading this incredible book until I was ready to handle the subject matter. My father was diagnosed with dementia (not Alzheimer's) and was gradually going downhill cognitively while his body stayed healthy and fit. A WWII combat veteran, he had gone to college on the GI Bill, earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and worked in the field for over 50 years. In the early stages, watching his confusion over trying to comprehend instructions on how to install a water faucet (which was the type of task that came easily to him) was heartbreaking. After a massive stroke, which significantly affected his communication skills and further decreased his brain function, his world shrunk and he could no longer read a newspaper or follow a football game on TV.

This book was an incredible read and, written by a neuroscientist, gave an insight into what goes on in the mind of a patient with Alzheimer's. When you are on the outside, looking in, it's difficult to understand what happens inside the head of someone facing these diseases that strip people of their cognitive function. It is obvious from the story that the author not only has a huge talent for writing, she did her research in trying to share the experience of the patient. She also shows how these diseases impact everyone around them and people react in very different ways. That was how it unfolded in my own family and was tough on everyone concerned.

This is one of those novels that I would recommend to just about anyone. If you have no experience with the disease it will be enlightening. If you know someone who is touched by this, it will give you a window into the mind of your friend or loved one. A tough, difficult read at times but well worth it as it is a brilliant novel.
This book has been made into a movie , but I have not seen the movie . This is a book regarding the reality of early on set Alzheimer's as told from the vantage point of the patient, Alice. From the symptoms ignored or explained away to diagnosis and acceptance, Alice gives us a clue into what it must be like to lose your awareness and identity .
there is much focus on the caregivers with books and support groups etc. but the Alzheimer's patient is left on their own. This book indeed discusses the caregiver and family challenges but the overall theme is what is going on in the head of Alice..
anyone who is being touched by Alzheimer's or dementia should read this book. I have already recommended it to several friends .
I read this book because I have symptoms of early onset dementia. I don't want to have it. I don't get to choose. I live in Podunk USA. So, it is difficult to be seen and/or to be taken seriously, by anyone. We certainly do not have the cream of the crop doctors to rely on. Many could and would say Alice is just getting older, menopausal, or under too much stress. Luckily, her daughter saw something that worried her which led to the beginning of her diagnosis. It is heartbreaking how quickly she declined. I will read this again to learn more about diagnosis process, and treatment. This book grabs you and you have to keep reading. Alice is a beautiful person, so you cheer for her and are always in her corner.
This is my second reading of Still Alice. At the first reading, my sister Carolyn, age 51, had been diagnosed with EOAD, and the disease had progressed to the point at which I had her placed in a facility with a separate Alzheimer's unit. I had kept her in her home with round-the-clock caregivers until I ran out of people willing to tend to Alzheimer's patients.

I dearly loved Carolyn and was determined to find the best place for her to live out her days. In many of the places I visited, I saw groups of people who were heavily sedated. It was heartbreaking to see patients, with no life in their eyes, staring at a television screen. I became frantic until I found the perfect place for her. The facility itself was home-like, cheerful, secure and spotless. It was surrounded by beautiful gardens and outdoor patios. The residents were a lively group, and the staff treated each person with loving respect. Everyone was kept busy and activities abounded.

I visited Carolyn four times each week and watched her decline. She still knew me and even my name until she had a psychotic break. The end was near, and I begged God to take her. As of this reading of Still Alice, she has been gone for two years. My last good memory of her occurred when she bent down and plucked a single blade of grass and marveled at it.

Lisa Genova described EOAD so accurately that I read my sister's life through her eyes. I became concerned when Carolyn was unable to find the word for the simplest object. A chair was the "thingy that you sat on". Everything became a thingy, much as it did for Alice. She also repeated herself numerous times in our frequent coast-to-coast phone calls. Her husband refused to take her to a doctor or to even admit that anything was amiss. As a result, my husband and I moved back East from California.

Soon after we got back, Carolyn's husband died, and I immediately took her to a neurologist. He determined that she was in the advanced stage of the disease. Although he prescribed Aricept and Namanda, he cautioned me to expect little from the drugs.

I always wondered what went through Carolyn's mind because she was unable to articulate her thoughts. The book gave me some insight, although I do not think it possible to read someone's mind. I often wondered when she crossed the line between knowing she had Alzheimer's and having no clue. She had occasional bouts of anger which I think rose from frustration. The biggest irony to me is that the more the disease progressed, the gentler and sweeter she became. I likened her to a happy little toddler.

Finding Alice was a comfort to me. I was especially happy that Alice's children rallied round her. Lydia, in particular, who had butted heads with her mother for years became her greatest champion. I was ambivalent about her husband, especially when he wanted to move her to New York to secure his dream job. I learned from Carolyn's doctors that Alzheimer's patients possess a strong sense of place. Expecting to take Alice from the only home she knew because he incorrectly assumed that she wouldn't know the difference was wrong on many levels. On the other hand, I couldn't fault him for commuting to New York. As a full-time caregiver for so long, he had a right to pursue his dream. Leaving Alice with her children, grandchildren and a paid caregiver was the best solution.

As another reviewer wrote, this book should be required reading. As the baby boomers age, we are ill-equipped to care for the increasing number of Alzheimer's patients. Becoming a full-time caregiver for someone who is unable to perform the smallest task takes its toll even on a young person. With the disintegration of the nuclear family, adult children might not be able to move as I did. And there is the nasty little problem of money. My sister was fortunate to be able to live in a top-notch facility. Sadly, she is the exception. One of the most daunting challenges facing researchers today is finding a cure.

I thank Lisa Genova for writing an informative, no-holds-barred book about a disease everyone fears. Still Alice does not romanticize dementia as other books, such as The Notebook, have done.
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