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Join Patricia as she interviews Olivia Hoblitzelle, author of Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s. She is a therapist and teacher of Behavioral Medicine pioneered the integration of meditation, yoga and cognitive therapy with traditional Western medicine. She has more than 30 years as a therapist and as a practitioner of Buddhist meditation. She has written a beautiful, hopeful and remarkably helpful book chronicling the six years she and her husband Hob, coped with the endless challenges of his horrific disease. Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s is a collection of vignettes, reflections and teachings that intimately and honestly shares how Alzheimer’s affects the patient, family and friends. The book includes Hob’s “reports from the interior” in which he is able to offer penetrating and revealing observations about his mental decline. From the moment of diagnosis, Olivia and Hob made a pact to negotiate his illness “consciously and lovingly,” anchored by their Buddhist practices, their deep connection and their humor.

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