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A Special Place


'A Special Place'

caring for a parent with Alzheimer's - the journey

Susan Harris
Caring for a loved one with dementia, or any illness for that matter, is no easy road to travel. Thrown in at the 'deep end' Susan had on-the-job training which led to creating information sessions for carers of the elderly and terminally ill.

In a series of short pieces, 'A Special Place' relates a carer's journey, reflection on the journey, Alzheimer's SA and Carer Association information as well as carer tips. Susan's insightful sayings are included throughout the book.

Susan's father, Merv, was a gentle man with a great big heart and even bigger hugs. This book spans their final four and a half years together.

Beginning her career as storyteller and puppeteer in 1978, Susan is a great believer in partaking of substantial doses of the arts for healing and peace.

'Alzheimer's Australia SA applauds Sue for being prepared to share not only her experiences, but also her innermost personal feelings in this book, in the hope of helping others through their caring role with the knowledge that they are not alone.

Claudine Butterworth, Alzheimer's Australia.

'You had a good day today.
I could see.
You even teased me about something I said
And reminded me of someone I once knew.

Susan Harris

Published by SP Publications

PO Box 279,

Brooklyn Park. South Australia 5032

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Recommended Retail Price: $25

Postage & Handling $10

ISBN: 978-0-646-49475-3

Printed & bound in Australia by

Digital Print Australia, Adelaide, SA

part proceeds from the sale of this book will support the ongoing work of Alzheimer's Australia SA 'Celebrate the passing of each day with a good memory'


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