Losing My Mind (Paperback)
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Short Description for Losing My Mind This intensely intimate and moving account of a 57-year-old writer afflicted with the early onset of Alzheimer's disease is a work, like "Tuesdays with Morrie, " that paints a vivid picture of memory--and the pain that comes from its loss.
- Published: 17 March 2003
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780743205665 ISBN 10: 0743205669
- Sales rank: 549,030
Full description for Losing My Mind
"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.