My Wife Has Alzheimer's

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The personal journey of J. Wesley Sullivan as he became the caretaker for his wife, Elsie. After fifty years of marriage, Elsie slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's, and Wes -- a newspaperman -- wrote journals to help himself deal with the growing pressures of her condition. He combined those journals into this book, hoping it could help others facing a similarly devastating situation.

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Published by Mary E. Lowd
Words: 36,440
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476425467
About J. Wesley Sullivan

J. Wesley Sullivan (1921-2007) was a newspaper editor and columnist for Salem's Oregon Statesman and the Statesman-Journal. He went straight from piloting B-17s in WWII to the newsroom, and he continued working with newspapers, writing a weekly personal column, until his death. He has been inducted into the Oregon Newspaper Hall of Fame and the UO Journalism School's Hall of Achievement. J. Wesley Sullivan is the author of three books: Jam on the Ceiling, To Elsie with Love, and My Wife Has Alzheimer's.

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Review by: Dell Afzal on July 31, 2013 :
This story is a heart breaking and raw description of what it's like to live through one's loved one slowly deteriorating from a debilitating mental illness. The fact that he stayed with his wife so long all the way until it's sad ending was so heart warming and proved the author's love of his wife, even to his own detriment. I thank the family and friends who opened this story to those of us seeking knowledge for their kind sharing of an obviously devastating illness. I pray the fact this story has been shared with others helps to heal the family's loss of both individuals.
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Review by: Ollie Green on Aug. 27, 2012 :
A very Inspirational view into the life of those coping with Alzheimer's - My Wife Has Alzheimer's Is well worth a read for both those looking for a heart-warming story and an account into the lives of a real, and pressuring condition. -GreenBooks
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