A Gradual Disappearance (Paperback)
Dr. Sameh Elsanadi, MD Geriatric Psychiatrist: "Dementia is like a maze. Its victims get lost in the labyrinth of their own minds, bringing confusion and despair to themselves and to others around them. Families watch helplessly as their loved ones drift further and further away from reality, and when decisions are made, emotions often get in the way of what is really necessary...One of the main steps toward accepting and dealing with this disease, I have found, is to realize that other individuals and families are under the same burden. Elizabeth has provided a great service to the dementia and Alzheimer's community by writing about her family's experience with the disease. Knowledge and information are two of the most helpful tools to aid one in coping with Alzheimer's and dementia, and with the assistance of A Gradual Disappearance, managing this disease will become much easier." Brian Grandbouche, former Executive Director of Aegis of Dana Point: "Elizabeth Lonseth shares her personal stories of dealing with loved ones with memory loss disease...She gives us page after page of practical advice, wisdom, and grace from someone who has experienced not one, not two, but all four of her parents developing dementia as they grew older. Her insights and personal stories are touching and relatable; it is a must read for anyone coping with a family member with dementia.
Elizabeth Lonseth has been an avid lover of books her entire life, yet it was not a goal of hers to write. Challenged and inspired by her husband of nearly forty years to pen a novel, she began the Johansen Family Saga. Her stories draw from her life growing up around the waters of Puget Sound in Washington State, marriage, a career in Interior Design, and raising three daughters. Her love for, and study of God's Word has motivated her to write Christian fiction novels that are true-to-life, will capture the reader's interest, and encourage their spiritual walk with God. A Gradual Disappearance is Elizabeth's first non-fiction work. With God's leading, she felt compelled to write a booklet to help families struggling with the impacts of memory loss disease. A Gradual Disappearance depicts the journey she and her husband have been on while caring for their parents. Her desire is that readers will find help, comfort and encouragement in reading the booklet.