A retired lawyer, Mike walks readers through the ups and downs of his life, including his recovery from alcoholism and the Alzheimer’s diagnosis he calls his worst loss. He has come to see his alcoholism and recovery as the key to dealing with this new diagnosis.
“My alcoholism is the best thing that happened in my life,” he writes. “It led me to recovery and forced me to use the way of recovery to my advantage. Is the same thing possible with AD?” He concludes that living with Alzheimer’s can be seen as a spiritual journey, especially if you use the tools and principles he learned in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) along with the mindset and practices of Buddhism.We all deal with setbacks and challenges. So while the ideas in From AA to AD are most relevant to people with memory loss, there’s something for everyone in this book.