Before My Eyes

A Daughter’s Personal Journey with her Mother into Alzheimer’s Disease

by Dianne Currie & With William E. Klunk



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/2/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781450216777
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781450216784

About the Book

Imagine the heart-wrenching devastation that is experienced by a family when a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease! In Before My Eyes, author Diane Currie shares her candid and personal reflections about her mother’s struggle with this disease as she copes with the reality of the present but always honors the memory of the past. Through a series of moving vignettes, she remains connected with her mother in a creative way as the strong bond between them slowly dissolves as the disease progresses. From the first moment of her mother’s diagnosis, Currie conveys in a captivating manner the intense feelings of loss and hopelessness one experiences when dealing with this dreadful disease. She is able to portray the subtle changes in her mother’s behavior and personality throughout her decline, all in a deeply human way. While Before My Eyes describes one family’s touching and painful journey, in essence Currie’s reflective account may typify the Alzheimer’s experience, while offering support and validation to all those who walk its arduous path.

About the Author

Diane Currie journeyed with her mother through Alzheimer’s disease for nearly seven years. She has published several articles in local papers and journals relating to the grief of losing her mother to this disease. She holds a BS degree in Business Administration and lives with her family in New Jersey.