|Plot Summary of Shattered Lives: Finding Hope in the Midst of Alzheimers and Other Related Dementia|
|"After her first husband died at age thirty-eight, leaving her alone to raise their three children, Ellen thought she'd faced the hardest challenge a woman could endure, until years later when her second husband, Herm, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. For nine years she and Herm shared a fruitful, happy life in a marriage that seemed like it had been made in heaven. Finally, she thought, the hard times were over.
But slowly, without warning, her once strong, take-charge husband could no longer remember simple things such as how to get home or where he'd put everyday items. He'd roam around the house all night and could no longer dress himself or perform simple tasks. “Shattered Lives: Finding Hope in the Midst of Alzheimer's and Other Related Dementia” is about how to find peace while working through the many different emotions--anger, fear, guilt, pain, love, sadness, frustration, and loneliness."
Gary Pullman, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Shattered Lives: Finding Hope in the Midst of Alzheimers and Other Related Dementia|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- mental illness
- physical disability/sickness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
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Is book humorous?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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