Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle – Your Majesty Yours – The journey of the couple through Alzheimer's

This is a very touching description of the personal journey, from diagnosis to death, to a very intimate and loving couple who are not afraid to share their experiences and gradually lose the slowness of death caused by college and Alzheimer's disease. This is a poetic writing about love, fear, hope and loss; about courage and endurance; commitment and acceptance.

There are two aspects that I am attracted to in this book. First, both the author and her husband are long-term meditators, and as such, they are committed to conscious, compassionate observation of experience, accompanied by a fusion of acceptance and action. As Olivia Hoblitzelle puts it: “We see Buddhist doctrines as containers for the changing reality of disease, they provide useful perspectives and inspiration and death, but our youth-oriented culture is immersed in negation and fear. Themes. Hob and I refuse to collude with this denial. This is exactly what I want to witness – I did it!

Secondly, I feel that I know very little about the actual process of Alzheimer's memory and loss of function – and realize that my family and friends are getting older and older, so I am more susceptible to this disease – I hope Learn more about my world. As we tend to extend our lifespan, our increasing proportions may be challenged by Alzheimer's. Moreover, I have to say that reading this reflection on personal journey not only satisfied my hopes for these two aspects. I now know more clearly what will happen and can reduce the suffering of caregivers and immediate victims.

I am a fan of books – especially biographies and autobiographies – and there are several reasons why this very private [usually private] statement about how to become a victim of the disease and a caregiver/partner is more To stand out. Particularly inspiring and inspiring. The author is a wife/lover/caregiver who traces many of her mood swings and actual demands on her physical energy with honesty and courage, such as her 72-year-old husband, [Hob'Hob' from diagnosis to death. She is really lively, very fragile, and now very sensitive. In her story, her husband and their love are also true. In fact, it is a love story with many dimensions!

Hoblitzelle cleverly constructs each chapter to tell their story and writes in the first person, but at the end of each chapter she provides a summary of "thinking, suggesting and seeding." This summary does help you connect your story to your own experience. Hoblitzelle explained that she wrote these summaries for others with Alzheimer's disease, so this book can be “as a partner and a guide because we stay in touch through the common experience of dealing with this enormous challenge”. As a reader, this feeling of including her in her stories and learning is strong, but she has never told you what to do like an expert. This means that you not only need to understand many aspects of Alzheimer's life and death, but also to gain practical perspectives and psychological and spiritual perspectives that can help care for people with dementia and solve problems for others. I am worried about facing this disease. Clearly describing how to experience, record, and accept all things in terms of experience, emotions, psychology, and body. This is inspiring and supports me in developing a more cautious and unreliable lifestyle – in this way, not attached. Consciousness can be with me in death and death.

I recommend this book to all those who are interested in dealing with disease, loss and death with compassion and calm.

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