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Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life With Alzheimer's (Paperback)

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    "We are foolish, those of us who think we can escape the traps of aging," writes Tom DeBaggio. "I was one of them, dreaming of a perfect and healthy old age....Now, at fifty-eight, I realize the foolishness of my dreams as I watch my brain self-destruc......more

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"We are foolish, those of us who think we can escape the traps of aging," writes Tom DeBaggio. "I was one of them, dreaming of a perfect and healthy old age....Now, at fifty-eight, I realize the foolishness of my dreams as I watch my brain self-destruct from Alzheimer's." Losing My Mind is DeBaggio's extraordinary account of his early onset Alzheimer's, a disease that "silently hollows the brain" and slowly "gobbles memory and destroys life." But with DeBaggio's curse came an unexpected blessing: the ability to chart the mechanics and musings of his failing mind.
Whether describing the happy days of his youth or lamenting over the burden his disease has placed upon his loved ones, DeBaggio manages to inspire the reader with his ability to function, to think, and ultimately to survive. By turns an autobiography, a medical history, and a book of meditations, Losing My Mind is a testament to the splendor of memory and a triumphant celebration of the human spirit.

Thomas DeBaggio has worked as both a professional herb grower and a newspaper journalist. The author of Growing Herbs from Seed, Cutting & Root, Basil: An Herb Lover's Guide (with Susan Belsinger), and The Big Book of Herbs (with Arthur O. Tucker), he lives with his wife in Arlington, Virginia.

Author:
Debaggio, Thomas
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
224
Language:
English
Publisher:
Free Pr
Publish Date:
02/25/2003
Copyright Year:
2003
ISBN:
9780743205665
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.45 lb
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  • I loved this remarkable book and am getting a copy for everyone I know that is facing the loss of a family member from this disease. It offers an incredibly personal and human perspective on "losing your mind." Moving. Haunting. I held on to each word I read as if doing so would enable the author to do the same.

    Anonymous from Texas, Jan 30, 2006

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