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May 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Helene Berger


May 11, 2019
7:00 pm


zArchive1-Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Choosing Joy by Helene Berger is a book of hope, a personal journey from a woman who was determined to stay positive in the face of her husband’s diagnosis and in the process became an inspiration to other caregivers.

Helene Berger began this book unwittingly, pieced together from a journal she began keeping after her husband Ady’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s. It describes her real life experiences – the mistakes and the successes that allowed the couple to build the best life possible in the face of this terrible illness. When Helene consciously chose to seek joy every day, both for herself and her husband, Ady began to experience a remarkable and unprecedented regeneration. During the last two years of his illness, he did what is often considered impossible: played Mozart on the piano, solved Sudoku puzzles, drew pictures, and wrote nightly love letters to his wife. Without downplaying the negative effects of Alzheimer’s, Helene writes about how she was able to craft a truly beautiful life for both of them. In addition to chronicling her individual journey, she offers the unthinkable to an Alzheimer’s caregiver – hope. She imparts strategies and advice for other caregivers to help make the final years of life together as positive as they can be. This book is full of practical tips on successful ways to avoid confrontation or deal with inappropriate behavior. Caregivers of patients with any type debilitating disease will find a wealth of information, ideas and inspiration in Choosing Joy.





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