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Publisher's Summary

Imagine hearing these words: "She has Alzheimer's." Now imagine that "she" is vibrant, active, loving, healthy...and just 55. Acclaimed CBS News reporter Barry Petersen writes about hearing the unimaginable; what it meant, what it still means, what he did---and didn't do---and how this beautiful love story needs to be heard by the thousands of families who have already heard that same devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Even though Barry has spent his long-time, award-winning television career covering wars and events that shaped the world, he was not even slightly prepared for what happened to his darling wife, Jan, and how it would impact his life.

©2010 Barry R. Petersen (P)2010 Tantor

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Great, very moving story, thanks for sharing it!

super educationl, moving, with much feeling and enotion! Great husband, friendand lover!!! Fabolous love story...

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Thank you Barry

Wife wife’s family passed in their 90s; she is now 80. I needed this to help me see a path thru the maelstrom.

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If you could sum up Jan's Story in three words, what would they be?

Powerful for the caregiver

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jan's Story?

Jan used to pack when they would go on trips and he'd have to now go in and repack because Jan had packed too much and some were for cold weather others for summer.

What does Barry Petersen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His true feelings and emotions

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No I needed to take it in pieces to fully absorb.

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If you or someone you know is a caregiver it's a must read. Loved the truth Barry tells it like it is.

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I learn who to listen to in my struggle with my wifes , alzheers
thr idea of having the critic have status and also having the critic have eligibility were new concepts to me