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    Description"We are foolish, those of us who think we can escape the traps of aging," writes Tom DeBaggio. "I was one of them, dreaming of a perfect and healthy old age....Now, at fifty-eight, I realize the foolishness of my dreams as I watch my brain self-destruct from Alzheimer's." "Losing My Mind" is DeBaggio's extraordinary account of his early onset Alzheimer's, a disease that "silently hollows the brain" and slowly "gobbles memory and destroys life." But with DeBaggio's curse came an unexpected blessing: the ability to chart the mechanics and musings of his failing mind. Whether describing the happy days of his youth or lamenting over the burden his disease has placed upon his loved ones, DeBaggio manages to inspire the reader with his ability to function, to think, and ultimately to survive. By turns an autobiography, a medical history, and a book of meditations, "Losing My Mind" is a testament to the splendor of memory and a triumphant celebration of the human spirit.

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    Losing My Mind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) DEBAGGIO
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743205665
    ISBN 10: 0743205669

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: MJN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC subject category V2: DS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26940
    BIC subject category V2: MJC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    DC21: 616
    BISAC V2.8: MED056000
    B&T Approval Code: N67366600
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 362.1968/310092
    Thema V1.0: DS, DNB, MKJ, MJC
    LC classification: RC523.2 .D43 2003
    Edition statement
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    Publication date
    17 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Thomas DeBaggio has worked as both a professional herb grower and a newspaper journalist. The author of "Growing Herbs from Seed, Cutting & Root, Basil: An Herb Lover's Guide" (with Susan Belsinger), and "The Big Book of Herbs" (with Arthur O. Tucker), he lives with his wife in Arlington, Virginia.
    Review quote
    Robert Lee Hotz "Los Angeles Times" DeBaggio vividly articulates the profound shock and despair of one person in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. It is a story made all the more compelling because that person is himself.