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A Marvelous and Insightful Book!
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2017
Keeping Love Alive as Memory Fades is a marvelous, insightful book about how to navigate the Alzheimer’s road with grace and love. Dr. Shaw speaks from experience. His wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 53. Using Gary Chapman’s five love languages Shaw has helped many families who are faced with a loved one losing memory to the point of no return. Each of us has a specific way (language) that communicates love from others. The five languages are: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Many couples’ stories highlight the book, painfully describing the course of the disease and also the way the five love languages are helpful. The book also gives information and statistics about Alzheimer’s disease with diagrams and explanations about different types of the disease. The five love languages assessment is included in the book so readers can learn their own love language. Three very helpful appendices are included. Keeping Love Alive will be helpful for couples, caregivers, family and friends of those facing Alzheimer’s. This is an excellent resource that will help us be more graciously helpful to others in extreme need.