Souls on a Walk: An Enduring Love Story Unbroken by Alzheimer’s

by John Geyman, MD
reviewed by Johanna Shapiro, PhD

Souls on a Walk is a moving firsthand account of a husband and wife’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease during the final chapter of their 56-year marriage. While similar in some respects to other accounts of caring for a significant other with Alzheimer’s, the memoir offers a unique dimension in that the author is a prominent academic family physician. Nevertheless, despite his medical expertise, Dr Geyman recounts the story of his wife, Gene Geyman, primarily from the perspective of a loving and caring husband. As such, he is painfully honest about sharing the heartache, frustrations, disappointments, and occasional rewards in devoting himself to his wife’s care and wellbeing.

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