Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Theft of Memory: A Review

Alzheimer's disease, or any type of dementia, is a difficult to diagnosis.

A person becomes loss... to self, and to those he or she loves.

And family members must grieve the loss of someone still sitting across the table with them.

Jonathan Kozol's The Theft of Memory is a hauntingly beautiful story of Kozol's father, whose diagnosis was especially tragic because of his own work as a doctor specializing in neurology and psychology.

Kozol's father knew something was going wrong.

Kozol knew something was going wrong.

The journey through his father's diagnosis led him back to old clinical files, where he discovered parts of his father's life that he had never realized... which led him to see his father in a new life.

As Kozol struggled with decisions such as home care or long-term care, he was also forced to contemplate the deeper meanings of life.

I would recommend this read to anyone whose family member or loved one may be facing a similar diagnosis, or to anyone in the healthcare field. I will be using quotes in my nursing courses!

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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