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John Thorndike

John Thorndike is the author of three novels: Anna Delaney’s Child, The Potato Baron, and A Hundred Fires in Cuba, as well as a previous memoir, Another Way Home. He lives in Athens, Ohio.

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Listed in: Health & Fitness | Diseases | Alzheimer's & Dementia · Ohio and Regional · Family & Relationships | Eldercare · Memoir

Cover of 'The Last of His Mind'

The Last of His Mind
A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s
By John Thorndike

The bittersweet account of a son’s final year with his Alzheimer’s-stricken father, former Life magazine managing editor Joe Thorndike, and a candid portrait of an implacable disease. For this second edition, author John Thorndike has written a new introduction with updated statistics and important lessons.

ForeWord Book of the Year Award winner · A Publishers Weekly “Indie Top 20”  · The Washington Post: A Best Book of 2009 · 2010 Ohioana Book Award Finalist
Cover of 'The Last of His Mind'

The Last of His Mind
A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s
By John Thorndike

The bittersweet account of a son’s final year with his father, former Life magazine managing editor Joe Thorndike, stricken with Alzheimer’s, and a candid portrait of an implacable disease.

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