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Marie Sykes | An Evolution of Love: Life and Love with Frontotemporal Dementia

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An Evolution of Love: Life and Love with Frontotemporal Dementia

by Marie Sykes

This audio book captures the memory and character of “Old Bob”—the Bob we knew before the onset of an illness that robbed him of his talents and capabilities.
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1. Intro
0:36 $0.99
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2. Chapter 1 - Robert James Sykes Jr (The Beginning)
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3. Chapter 2 (FTD The Disease)
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4. Chapter 3 (Old Bob, New Bob)
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5. Chapter 4 (Toward a Diagnosis)
8:06 $0.99
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6. Chapter 5 (Family Caregiving)
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7. Chapter 6 (Shared Care)
10:37 $0.99
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8. Chapter 7 (Assisted Living) [Mill Run]
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9. Chapter 8 (Assisted Living) [Floral Vale]
32:32 $0.99
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10. Chapter 9 (Final Days)
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11. Chapter 10 (Some Reflections)
6:38 $0.99
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12. Poem from Bob's Prayer Card
0:50 $0.99
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13. Chapter 11 (Remembrances and Recollections)
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Bob passed away on April 7, 2006, from Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) at the age of 50. He struggled mightily with this illness and we struggled with him, gaining an even greater respect for this fine man, as he slowly succumbed to a progressive and irreversible form of dementia.

This book captures the memory and character of “Old Bob”—the Bob we knew before the onset of an illness that robbed him of his talents and capabilities.

It also shows the ways in which we learned to cope with and appreciate the “New Bob”—the Bob we cared for and lived with through the course of the illness.

This audio book was read by Marie Sykes, co-author of An Evolution of Love and Bob's loving wife.

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Notes from our readers:

Hello Marie, Unfortunately my 60 year old husband has finally been diagnosed. I have had your book for several months and want you to know that your Bob and my husband (and our families) have followed the exact same path to this terrible disease.

I want to thank you for writing this very informative book. I have several books on FTD but none have helped me to understand what was happening to my husband like your book.

I pray everyday that my husband will not suffer the many terrible indignities that this disease could bring. As much as I already miss him, I do not want him to suffer.

Again, thank you. Thelma


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Greetings, I belong to the North Penn Area Support Group for Alzheimer's. My husband was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's then Aphasia, then Frontal lobe Dementia.

Your book was a total inspiration to me. I cried because I know how you felt in so many situations. Behaviour is really a problem with my husband and also he cannot process any language, He can not understand anything that I say and he can only say one phrase. I have no idea what that phrase means because he says it for everything.

I read the book in one day, and totally understood your feelings. You and your daughter were wonderful caregivers and I so admire you.

Once again thank you for writing the book and God Bless You and your daughter.

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