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Author:  Vailia Dennis

Title:  Marshall's Journey: The Power of Understanding Alzheimer's

Publisher:  AuthorHouse

Reviewer: Maria Edwards – AAA President

A Life Worth Loving

Vailia Dennis brings back tender memories of what life is truly about. Having worked in facilities where I was the one caring for Alzheimer’s victims and trying to help their families understand the changes happening to their loved one, Marshall's Journey came as a special reminder of loving someone afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.

Marshall spent his life living and loving those around him... mother, sister, nieces and nephews. When he could no longer live the life he loved, his sister made the heart wrenching decision to return that love the only way she knew - by entering his world to care for him. To suffer the tragic loss of her brother to an overwhelming disease that robs you of the life you love brought her to research all there was to know about Alzheimer’s. Through learned knowledge and a love so deep for Marshall, Vailia was able to help Marshall maintain his dignity while struggling with the loss of everything and everyone he knew.

Vailia chose not only to love but also to respect who her brother was. Choosing to walk with him along this, his final journey, is a choice few can make. So many are unaware of the extent of damage this disease does to the brain, we only see what someone appears like on the outside. Alzheimer’s is destructive enough without our feeble attempts to bring someone back to the here and now. BRAVO Vailia for choosing to honor Marshall.

I recommend this easy to read book to anyone who has to walk this same journey. Honor that individual with the depth of love shown only through understanding the effects of Alzheimer’s. Marshall's Journey should be given to patients and family members at the same point in time they are diagnosed. Don't wait ‘til the fear overrides our love.

Winner of the 2007 Golden Quill Award -

Inspirational Memoir of the Human Spirit

 


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