Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Love Rises above the Challenge of Dementia

Elaine C. Pereira is a Multi-Award Winning, Best Selling Memoir I Will Never Forget, in which she describes the compelling story of her once brilliant mother’s journey through the dark abyss of dementia. I am honored that she read my book, The Music of Us, and posted this review:

on April 10, 2017
This review is from: The Music of Us: WWII love story (Still Life with Memories Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
The Music of Life could have been a true story as it deeply profiles Lenny's detailed and romantic journey to find Natasha, clearly a woman worth finding! He suffers through his dad's death, unable to arrive in time due to his service in WWII. They find each other many times over due to his persistence and despite Natasha's old school, Russian, matriarch and interfering mother!

But the real story is the foundation of love and commitment Lenny has for his wife years later when, at a young age, she starts to exhibit clear signs of Early Onset Alzheimer's! Alzheimer's is a brutal, despicable disease for anyone at any age, but as a woman in the middle of life, it's especially tragic!

While reading The Music of Us I could help but think about the real life Pat Summit, Tennessee's winning women's basketball coach, who succumb to EOA at age 64. Although the stories and time frames are very different, the underlying tragedy is the same.

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