Recommended Reading for October 2018

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10,000 Joys and 10,000 Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey through Alzheimer’s
By, Olivia Hoblitzelle

Hoblitzelle’s title reflects her Buddhist leanings (“Accept everything”) and accurately sums up the mix of anguish — and, surprisingly, joy — that washed over her and her husband of 35 years, Hob, as they dealt with his Alzheimer’s. When the couple embarked on this final chapter of their marriage, she knew “love was the thread that would hold us no matter what.” Her greatest help turned out to be Hob himself, who managed to hang on to his wry sense of humor even as Alzheimer’s tightened its grip.

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