|Plot Summary of Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life With Alzheimer's|
|"Tom DeBaggio is 57 years old when his doctor tells him that he has Alzheimer's in its early stages. He suddenly is confronted with the fact that from now on he will gradually and literally 'lose his mind', that his memories of earlier days will fade, he will forget his daily habits and plans, and ultimately even fail to recognize and remember the people that he loves. There is no way, moreover, that this process could be reversed.
This, DeBaggio decides to write down what he remembers of his life as well as how he perceives the illness to gradually proceed. He lets the reader experience with him how everyday life and the faculty of memory begin to deteriorate and how life itself becomes scattered and fragmented. A most memorable first person account of Alzheimer's and how to live with it. "
Dorothea Lotter, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life With Alzheimer's|
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because he/she is
- mentally ill
Phys disability/mental struggle?
- mental illness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- scientific labs
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- 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
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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