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The Resource Dancing with Rose : finding life in the land of Alzheimer's, Lauren Kessler

Dancing with Rose : finding life in the land of Alzheimer's, Lauren Kessler

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Dancing with Rose : finding life in the land of Alzheimer's
Title
Dancing with Rose
Title remainder
finding life in the land of Alzheimer's
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Kessler
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One journalist's surprisingly hopeful in-the-trenches look at Alzheimer's, the disease that claimed her mother's life. Like many loved ones of Alzheimer's sufferers, Lauren Kessler was devastated by the disease that seemed to turn her mother into another person before claiming her life altogether. To deal with the pain of her loss, and to better understand the confounding aspects of living with this disease, Kessler enlisted as a caregiver at a facility she calls Maplewood. Life inside the facility is exhausting and humbling, a microenvironment built upon the intense relationships between two groups of marginalized people: the victims of Alzheimer's and the underpaid, overworked employees who care for them. But what surprises Kessler more than the disability and backbreaking work is the grace, humor, and unexpected humanity that are alive and well at Maplewood.--From publisher description
Awards note
Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2008.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.196/831
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC523
LC item number
.K47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kessler, Lauren
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Caregivers
  • Kessler, Lauren
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Caregivers
Label
Dancing with Rose : finding life in the land of Alzheimer's, Lauren Kessler
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780670038596
Lccn
2006035699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm74492173
  • (OCoLC)74492173
Label
Dancing with Rose : finding life in the land of Alzheimer's, Lauren Kessler
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780670038596
Lccn
2006035699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm74492173
  • (OCoLC)74492173

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