9781881871330

The Long Road Called Goodbye

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  • ISBN13:

    9781881871330

  • ISBN10:

    1881871339

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Pr

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Summary

Part clinical case study, part family journal, The Long Road Called Goodbye is a powerful and moving account of one family's thirteen-year struggle with Alzheimer's. This engaging informative book is a closly documented clinical study that reads like a novel, filled with all the fellings, crises, and conflicts experienced by patient and family. It is a story of love, loyalty, perservance, strength, and dignity. The Long Road Called Goodbye makes a major contribution to the care of AD patients and their families. The book will be of interest to professionals who work with Alzheimer's patients, including physicians, staff at care-giving facilities, and state agencies, as well as to families who struggle with this disease.

Author Biography


Charlotte A. Akin holds a B.A. from the University of Washington in sociology and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Portland. When her mother first received a tentative diagnosis of Alzheimer's, the author became the family researcher and began a case study. From then until the end of her mother's life, she charted the course of this disease.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Introduction 1(3)
The Early Confusional Stage 4(33)
Family
5(15)
Catching a Cloud: 1982-85
20(5)
1986
25(4)
Alzheimer's Disease
29(8)
The Late Confusional Stage 37(5)
1987
38(4)
Early Dementia 42(9)
1988-89
43(8)
Middle Dementia 51(29)
1990
52(5)
1991
57(23)
Late Dementia 80(27)
Assisted Living: Early 1992
81(5)
Transitions: Spring and Summer 1992
86(11)
Fall and Winter 1992
97(10)
The Long Goodbye 107(118)
1993
108(18)
Meanwhile
126(10)
1994
136(38)
1995
174(20)
Turning Points
194(26)
Going On
220(5)
Epilogue 225(2)
Appendix A 227(10)
Appendix B 237(8)
References 245

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