This book was told from the patients perspective. Throughout the story you feel and experience the frustration and the heartache of losing the word of an item that you are holding in yourhand or the face of one of your children. The author did plenty of research and while this book is fiction it seems to be what some Alzheimer's patients experience. They KNOW when they have forgotten, they KNOW when they can't find there way down their own hallway. The minnd just won't let retreive the much desired information.
I am definitely going to look at Alzheimer's sufferer's in a different way, now.