A Year on Planet Alzheimer: And a Little Longer in Canada

A Year on Planet Alzheimer: And a Little Longer in Canada

Carolyn Steele / May 30, 2020

A Year on Planet Alzheimer And a Little Longer in Canada Described by readers as a cross between Bridget Jones and Bill Bryson A Year On Planet Alzheimer is almost the story of an adventure It isn t quite a travelogue despite being largely about places It

  • Title: A Year on Planet Alzheimer: And a Little Longer in Canada
  • Author: Carolyn Steele
  • ISBN: 9781481834988
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Described by readers as a cross between Bridget Jones and Bill Bryson, A Year On Planet Alzheimer is almost the story of an adventure It isn t quite a travelogue, despite being largely about places It would be dereliction of duty to omit to pass comment on the remarkable ceiling at Vancouver Bus Station for example or the remarkable discovery that they don t turn NiagaraDescribed by readers as a cross between Bridget Jones and Bill Bryson, A Year On Planet Alzheimer is almost the story of an adventure It isn t quite a travelogue, despite being largely about places It would be dereliction of duty to omit to pass comment on the remarkable ceiling at Vancouver Bus Station for example or the remarkable discovery that they don t turn Niagara Falls off at night Neither is it really a psychological exploration of living with dementia, despite the title It is almost the story of a child what happens when you tell a nine year old that travel broadens the mind What does travel do to a nine year old mind Mainly there is life and the sheer unexpectedness of the way other people live it Not just the snow dump but the incredulity generated by wanting to see it It could be the story of an adventure with a few shimmering sunsets dancing over majestic waves There are some majestic waves, naturally, but this tale is obsessed with meatballs It is therefore the story of an escapade.

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      • Carolyn Steele

        Carolyn has been a psychologist, a paramedic, a proof reader and several other things, not all of them beginning with P She began writing the day she decided to try and see the world doing both just to find out if she could It made a change from teaching CPR to nightclub bouncers and designing wedding cakes Carolyn maintains that she is either multi faceted or easily bored, depending on who is enquiring Born and bred in London, England, Carolyn and her son Ben are now Canadian citizens and live permanently back in Kitchener, Ontario They ran a bed and breakfast there for five years because Canadian Immigration demanded that she buy a business When Ben left for university Carolyn decided to see a bit of North America She trained to drive 18 wheelers and hit the road as a lady trucker to see what would happen There is, of course, book The oddly frightening tale of the BB will be next, forming an Armchair Emigration series.Carolyn remains on the lookout for mad jobs to try, in case they are interesting enough to write about.


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    1. We’ve all thought about doing something completely (I do mean completely) different at some point in our lives. I suspect that for most of us, the thought takes up temporary residence in our minds before life’s nitty gritty sends it on its merry way. For others, the thought lingers and changes from a ‘how about’ to a ‘why not’. In Carolyn’s case, the ‘why not’ developed into ‘let’s do it’. And that’s how she found herself in Canada, caring for an Alzheimer’s sufferer, [...]


    2. This delightful travelogue/memoir of a single mother’s plunge into the unknown completely charmed me thanks to Carolyn Steele’s wit and resourceful spirit. It was quite fun to be along for the ride with her and her son as they left their homeland of Britain for Canada, negotiating the culture clashes, bureaucracy, odd food, and quirky denizens. As an American, I enjoyed learning how much we have in common with Canadians (we are often so quick to point out differences), and I might not have s [...]


    3. Carolyn Steele, A Year on Planet Alzheimer (and a Little Longer in Canada) (AuthorHouse, 2004)I am, as a rule, not a fan of memoirs. They've gotta do two things to make me sit up and take notice. First, you have to have done something that's actually worthy of writing a memoir about. (That running joke in Tove Jansson's books about Moominpappa writing his memoirs? That really WAS a joke in the fifites. Now, it's business as usual.) Second, your life can't be the sole purpose of the book's existe [...]


    4. I stumbled across this book because of the fact that the author's name was so much like my own, and then decided to read it due to the intriguing title. I really enjoyed this tale of a Brit who comes to Canada with son in tow, to take care of an Alheimer patient. Although I don't live in Canada (or maybe BECAUSE I don't live in Canada), I found Carolyn's adventures to be quite fascinating. I think it's the kind of adventure many of us might imagine doing ourselves, yet we don't, so reading about [...]


    5. A wonderful memoirCarolyn Steele has produced yet another touching and realistic memoir of her interesting life between Canada and the UK. Again well-written, this time covers her first trek with her son to the Great White North, as she became a caregiver for a lady with Alzheimer's. Surprisingly, there isn't any sorrowful denouement to that experience, as she's forced to shift jobs.With the title, I sort of expected a tearful, almost tragic story, but Ms Steele surprised me with a happy and wis [...]



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