Forget-Me-Not: A Memoir of Anne Bashkiroff's Alzheimer's Crusade (Paperback)

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Purdue University Press
6.00" x 9.00"

Book Description

Anne Bashkiroff was a pioneer in the fight for Alzheimer’s awareness. Her dear husband, Sasha, suffered for nine years with this terrible brain- and soul-damaging illness. Anne was faced with unanswered questions, economic heartaches, and lonely nights of suffering. The consequences of Alzheimer's and the extended burden the disease places on families and caregivers was not fully known in the 1970s. Instead of giving up, Bashkiroff moved to make the world aware of the silent disease. Her strength and dedication led her to help establish the Family Survival Project. In 1997, she testified before First Lady Rosalynn Carter about the needs of caregivers. Bashkiroff turned her inward suffering to outward hope.

About the Author(s):

Gail Bernice Holland is an award-winning journalist who often writes about social issues. She has worked in the movie industry, and as a feature writer and editor on magazines and newspapers in Britain and the United States. Holland is known for her books and articles that explore new ways of thinking and acting, and she has also written radio commentaries. Her honors include the top prize of the California State Bar - Sigma Delta Chi Press Award for outstanding achievement by an editorial worker in reporting and interpreting the administration of justice in California." Holland is the author of A Call for Connection and For Sasha with Love. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.