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Leaving Eden by Annette H. Sharp

Leaving Eden

An Alzheimer's Journey

by Annette H. Sharp

Pages: 564

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • MEDICAL - Caregiving
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Medical (incl. Patients)

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781545658796

Price : $27.49

Leaving Eden is only one journey of hundreds of thousands of persons in the United States with the disease or caring for a loved one with the disease.
2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures from the Alzheimer's Association:
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United;
Almost two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are woman;
Alzheimer's is the only cause of death in the top ten in America, that cannot be prevented, or cured; 
Every 67 second, someone in the United Staes develops the disease; 
By 2050, Alzheimer's could cost the nation $1.1 trillion.

Annette Sharp's extensive career in public and non-profit organizations did little to prepare her for the caregiver role for her Mother. Perhaps being the oldest of seven children did. Identifying herself as a life-long learner, Annette researched Alzheimer's disease, the protocols, the  medications, and the expanded list of behaviors. She regularly attended caregiver meetings in preparation for and during the five-year journey with her Mom. Ever the realist, Annette credits a sense of humor as the single, most-important tool in life and certainly on this journey. Leaving Eden is a compilation of all these things as well as composite story of the struggles of caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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