Green Nails and Other Acts of Rebellion : Life After Loss
"What a sweet, poignant collection of memories, revisited with honesty and wit. Elaine Soloway may be a rookie widow, but she is a master reporter, with high honours in tender loving care." - Elinor Lipman, Author of The Inn at Lake Divine, Then She Found Me, and I Can't Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays.
My husband has Semantic dementia, which is disease of the brain in the FTD (Frontotemporal dementia) group and “the banana lady” and other stories of curious behaviour and speech is one of the best collection of case studies I have read on this subject. Semantic dementia is quite rare, and I felt very supported by reading this book as the descriptions presented are so similar to what I am experiencing as a Carer.
There has been quite a lot mentioned about language/comprehension problems, but this book also highlights the behaviour issues which can be very challenging indeed.
It is easy to read and there is an exceelnt chapter on Tips for Caregivers..
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