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Alzheimer's and Literature
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P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }A:link { }Colleen Sell, author of the book "A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer's: Inspirational Stories of Unconditional Love and Support", understands the importance of establishing sympathy among patients, together with their families, suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD). With all the hardwork of round the clock caregiving, it is uplifting to know that you are not suffering alone. Together with the community of AD victims, you can share your stories and be inspired by the experience of husbands, wives, and children struggling to fight the disease.

This book, which was published in 2008 feature the <a href="">best essay writers</a> who generously shared their experience in battling the disease together with their respective loved ones suffering from AD.

Having read the book, the most remarkable story featured in the anthology was the narrative of a daughter who's father was diagnosed with AD back in 2003. Since then, his father has totally succumbed to dementia, causing him to forget every detail about his life including the name of his only daughter. One day, while in a fast food drive-thru eating sundae, her father suddenly felt agitated and had a tantrum. Ice cream was spilled all over the car and on her daughter's clothes. During these tantrums, her father has this tendency to physically hurt his daughter as well. But for the daughter, the bite marks and the bruises are nothing because of the love that she feels for the father. Her unending patience and perseverance to stick with her father until her father's death several months after the incident will definitely inspire the readers.

This book is an example of the role of literature in the lives of AD patients and families. Through writing short stories, personal narratives, and poetry, the families can both empower other people with their writing and at the same time, be inspired by the writings of others. Most importantly, written works about AD raise the public's awareness about Alzheimer's disease.

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