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The Gift of Alzheimer's

'A treasure of guidance to help us understand this frightening illness.' Donna Eden, author and energy-medicine pioneer.'A very important book which shares deep wisdom...essential reading for all healthcare workers.' Dr Penny Sartori, author of The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences'A truly remarkable book that shows great insight and understanding...of inestimable help to anyone caring for someone with the disease.' Peter Fenwick MB BChir FRCPsych, consultant neuropsychiatristIn this perception-changing book, psychotherapist and healer Maggie La Tourelle gives a moving account of her evolving relationship with her mother, who has Alzheimer's. Providing practical advice and bringing new insight and understanding to Alzheimer's, this multi-dimensional story demonstrates the healing power of love and shows how, by being open and seeking meaning, we can find wisdom in the midst of confusion. Including the latest research into neuroscience and altered states of consciousness, the book offers hope and a way forward for those affected by this devastating disease. It concludes with a useful care guide for the physical and emotional needs of people with Alzheimer's.
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Maggie La Tourelle has worked in the field of holistic healthcare for 30 years as a practitioner, teacher and writer integrating psychotherapy, NLP, kinesiology and healing. She has written and contributed to a number of books and articles and has lectured at some of the UK's leading universities. Her book Principles of Kinesiology continues to be a worldwide classic. Maggie remains close to her Scottish roots and, having originally trained as an art teacher, enjoys art and design work.


"You are holding in your hand a perfectly wonderful book if you are now dealing with someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease--or if you know of someone who is. If the second is true, you may want to put this book in their hands the moment you finish reading it." --Neale Donald Walsch "Maggie La Tourelle leads us through both a human and spiritual labyrinth in the language of the heart with her mother who has Alzheimer's. It is a treasure of guidance to help us all understand this frightening illness. Should you ever find yourself dealing with a family member with Alzheimer's you will be deeply grateful for this book." --Donna Eden, world-renowned author and inspirational teacher of Energy Medicine "On the face of it, Alzheimer's seems to underline the tragedy of the human condition as it descends into fragmentation, disorientation, disintegration and death. How utterly deceiving appearances can be! This extraordinary and trailblazing book, without in the least skimming over the difficulties and tough challenges of the illness, reveals something entirely unexpected in its dimensions - the beauty, courage and invincibility of the human spirit as it consciously occupies higher dimensions whilst simultaneously dealing with its gradual withdrawal from the earthy body and mind. In this deeply moving book, Maggie La Tourelle charts her journey with her Alzheimer's - afflicted mother, offering wonderful confirmation that, whilst decline and death are happening at the outer level, the power of love can find an enriched opportunity for expression and transformation through the unique focus of Alzheimer's, and that nothing of the person you knew is truly lost." --The Cygnus Review "Maggie La Tourelle describes the gradual stripping away of personality by Alzheimer's, leaving the essential central core, as if one could see into the self and what is beyond. She gives a moving account of this dissolution process, the 'thinning of the veil', that removes some barrier to another consciousness which is actually there in everyday normal life. A truly remarkable book which shows great insight and understanding and will be of inestimable help to anyone caring for someone with the disease." --Peter Fenwick MB BChir FRCPsych Consultant Neuropsychiatrist "A deeply touching and compassionate book that explores one of life's greatest challenges." --Tim Freke author of "The Mystery Experience "

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