Alzheimer's with My Mother, Eilleen
Jim Dicke II, author
This book is a candid look at what the Alzheimer's sufferer's family can expect. No two stories are precisely the same, but this is a story about the course of symptoms and the disease more than it is a story of Eilleen's life. When she posed in 1994 for the portrait by Nelson Shanks shown on the cover of this book, family could already see in her expression the early signs of her confusion years before the formal diagnosis was made defining her final years. Alzheimer's is a terrible illness. This one story illustrates the very real challenges countless people will face even with the best of care.