I'm ahead on my homework assignment. I read November's book club selection and October's not even finished. I don't know the last time I did that. This one was an easy read. It's a tough subject that hit close to home.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova is a thoughtfully written book about a 50-year old Harvard professor struggling with the news that she has early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Lisa Genova's website is another gem. If you have someone in your life suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, I highly recommend checking out her site for support, insight, guidance, and ideas.
In our town of Westport, CT, we had a wonderful success story yesterday about a 75-year-old woman suffering from dementia who was last seen at one part of town. Our Reverse-9-1-1- system sent out a computerized automatic phone call to every registered home and cell phone in town alerting residents of the missing person. One alert mother coming home from her child's Halloween party at school noticed the woman wandering down by the beach about 5 miles from where she was last seen. You can read three lovely accounts of this story here, here and here.
I love a story with a happy ending.