Still Alice

Still AliceAnother book I picked up in a charity shop, I think, and what a find!  It tells the story of Alice, university professor, wife and mother, who at the age of 50 finds out she has early onset Alzheimers.  I reckon it must be a pretty accurate account of what it feels like to have the disease and how frightening it must be. However, the author doesn’t dwell on the negative too much and there are some poignant moments. What it does do, though, is tell the story from Alice’s point of view and how she plans to do so much while she is able and what plans she has for her future. It also shows what it is like for the family living with a mother who gradually forgets who they are.

A must read and one of our next Book Group choices.


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