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Papa Took Me Cycling: The Four Years That Changed My Life Manuela Valletti Ghezzi

Papa Took Me Cycling: The Four Years That Changed My Life

Manuela Valletti Ghezzi

Published June 2nd 2014
ISBN : 9781632492142
Paperback
198 pages
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 About the Book 

One evening in 2003, after discovering that her dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers, the author decided to start a blog. She needed to find a way to deal with it and writing was her only comfort. When her father passed away, rereading what she hadMoreOne evening in 2003, after discovering that her dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers, the author decided to start a blog. She needed to find a way to deal with it and writing was her only comfort. When her father passed away, rereading what she had written over the course of four years made her realize that her father lived an extraordinary life, surrounded by people that mattered, together with her beloved dogs Rhoda and Flora. From the online diary, a great book came about. It is a story of a fathers life taken too soon and the daughters struggle to fight for him and with him. Despite the pain it caused, life must go on. At one point, the author had to wonder if it is true that Alzheimers patients do not understand and do not recognize their loved ones, if they do not care at all. It is not. The readers will discover that the key to being able to communicate with them is love. Love is underrated and overrated at the same time, yet powerful beyond understanding. Alzheimers patients are and will remain the same people despite the struggle. They deserve the same care, love and respect, until the end. They are fighting, and we must, too. Manuela Valletti Ghezzi is a journalist based in Milan. She is happily married, with two children and two Schnauzers she adores. Writing has always been her passion. This book is emotionally engaging. It is a summary of her personal experience in dealing with Alzheimer, which aims to help others facing the same challenge. When her father died, the author founded an association called The Cyclamen. It focuses on spreading knowledge about Alzheimers disease and ways to deal with it.