Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2016

Duration: 8 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

"I know where Im going. Im still myself. I just cant remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. Ill say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? Its like Im talking to my other self - the self I used to be. She tells me, This is what we need to buy - not that. Im conscious of that other self guiding me now."

Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer's patient. Shes not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its aftershocks.

B. and her husband, Dan, working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, unstintingly share their unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn about dealing with Alzheimer's day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well as lessons learned along the way.

At its heart, Before I Forget is a love story: illuminating a love of family, life, and hope.


With a foreword by Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD

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  • Dena Thompson

    Informative about the issue at hand. However the boom drags and tends to repeat itself. I think it would be more of B Smiths journey.