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Edward, Jr. Bliss

For Love of Lois

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ISBN: 0823222659
Издательство: Fordham University Press
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 132
Book Description"It was then, sometime in February 1996, that Lois stopped trying to read and told me: ?I do believe I have Alzheimer?s.? She said it in the way she might say, ?I think I?ll buy a new dress.? She didn?t say how she came by her belief, nor did I ask. I just put my arms around her." And for the next five years, Ed Bliss?s arms were always around his beloved Lois. In this rare book of remembrance, love, and loneliness, Ed Bliss chronicles Lois?s six-year journey into darkness. Spare, gentle, restrained, Bliss?s account of Lois?s struggle with Alzheimer?s is an unforgettable account of loss?whether of the ability to speak and write or even to eat?and helplessness in theface of a disease that knows no cure. Ed Bliss captures not just the terrible course of the disease, but the small moments that marked each stage of their last years together, from the last time Lois legibly wrote her name or went...