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Buffalo lockjaw

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Parent and adult child, Alzheimer"s disease, Fi
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James Fitzroy travels home to Buffalo for the Thanksgiving holiday?and to assist his mother in committing suicide. Ellen, only 56 and a nurse, author, and patients-rights activist, has Alzheimer?s. Several years before, as her dementia deepened, she told James she planned to commit suicide; he talked her out of it but now understands that she knew best. But James is the slacker in the family. Can he do it?--From Booklist.

StatementGreg Ames
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3601.M48 B8 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination290 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24751508M
ISBN 101401309801
ISBN 139781401309800
LC Control Number2010280400
OCLC/WorldCa232977978

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