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Rated: 18+ · Book · Family · #1956638
NaNoWriMo 2013
For Midnight in Suburbia

The final official word count = 54,658

Dedication

This book is dedicated of my mother, Marie Pearl Newland Darbe Sisk, and all the people who helped me care for her and gave me support in my attempt to care for her.

Premise

Alzheimer's disease is the most common and devastating forms of dementia. This novel concerns one woman's and one family's attempt to deal with this disease.

Daniella Coffey, upon returning to her childhood home for a holiday visit, finds her mother, Amity Coffey-Shupe, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which necessitates her, over her mother's objections, to become her mother's caregiver.

Premise Definitions

*Note0* Protagonist = Daniella Coffey
*Note1* Antagonist = Amity Coffey-Shupe
*Note2* Daniella's main objective is to become her mother's caregiver.
*Note3* Conflict arises because her mother, Amity Coffey-Shupe, does not believe she has Alzheimer's disease and therefore does not need a caregiver.

Midnight in Suburbia

The hours between dusk and dawn
are fraught with sleepless thoughts
and listening
for the loved one's voice
or footsteps echoing
through the house
and out the door.

Synopsis

Memory is everything to a human being. It contains our past and present and makes up our future. If a person loses his or her memory for even a short time it has devastating effects on the person. When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia then the person and the family are devastated. The lose of memory is not the only issues with a person diagnosed with dementia there are other effects there is paranoid and anger. A person often loses touch with reality and cannot tell the difference between a dream that occurs in the night and something that has happened during the day or in the past.

The person who is diagnosed sometimes does not even know he or she has dementia. The person may realize something is wrong, but will not know what it is. In the later stages that person may not even know the loved one caring for her. People with this disease can forget their entire family. There is no cure at present, but there may be a cure in the future the important thing is to get the disease diagnosed at an early stage so it can be slowed by medication and exercise. This is important for both the suffer and the family of the patient. This is what happens when it is diagnosed and someone must give up his or her life to take care of the loved one the father or mother or husband or wife suffering from this dreadful this hateful this demonic disease.

This this the story of one woman and her struggle to care for her mother who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 90 This is her story and it is partly my story as well. I hope the reader will understand why I am using a fiction novel to write about this disease. I may write it form a nonfiction point later but right now I can only write about if from the point of view of a protagonist and antagonist this the the story of a family of a woman and her lover of a woman and her brother of a woman and her mother.

This is all our stories and we cannot stop telling their stories until the disease is cured and we all can retain our memories into our later years and our personalities in those years as well. I hope the reader understands why I am writing this as a fiction novel and not a nonfiction book this story cannot be told any other way at present, at least not by me. I am doing the best I can by incorporating every one of my experiences in this book as well as other experience that could and possibly has happened to other people dealing this this horrid disease. This is the story of humanity told from the point of view of a few individuals suffering from this disease because the suffer is not the only one suffering form it all the entire family suffers from this disease as well. This is the story of humanity and of one of its components.

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#40. NaNoWriMo Day 1: Chapter 1 - A Change in Holiday Plans
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#39. NaNoWriMo Day 2: Chapter 2 - Daniella Makes Phone Calls
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#38. NaNoWriMo Day 3: Chapter 3 - Daniella's Sense of Humor
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#37. NaNoWriMo Day 4: Chapter 4 - Ethan Rearranges Holiday Plans
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#36. NaNoWriMo Day 5: Chapter 5 - Amity: Moments of Confusion
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#35. NaNoWriMo Day 6: Chapter 6 - Daniella: Candy Cane Memories
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#34. NaNoWriMo Day 7: Chapter 7 - Daniella's House
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#32. NaNoWriMo Day 9: Chapter 9 - A Phone Call to Emily
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#31. NaNoWriMo Day 10: Chapter 10 - Preparing for the Trip
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#30. NaNoWriMo Day 11: Chapter 11 - Appointment with a Cousin
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#29. NaNoWriMo Day 12: Chapter 12 - Grandma Hattie's Silver
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#28. NaNoWriMo Day 13: Chapter 13 - Ethan Calls His Mother
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#27. NaNoWriMo Day 14: Chapter 14 - Daniella Packs for Her Trip
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#26. NaNoWriMo Day 15: Chapter 15 - Flight to Oklahoma
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#25. NaNoWriMo Day 16: Chapter 16 - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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#24. NaNoWriMo Day 17: Chapter 17 - Ethan and Alice Arrive
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#23. NaNoWriMo Day 18: Chapter 18 - Daniella Helps Amity Pack
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#22. NaNoWriMo Day 19: Chapter 19 - Thanksgiving Day Festivities
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#21. NaNoWriMo Day 20: Chapter 20 - Inspecting the Kitchen
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#20. NaNoWriMo Day 21: Chapter 21 - Thanksgiving Day Surprise
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#19. NaNoWriMo Day 22: Chapter 22 - A Snowy Thanksgiving Evening
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#18. NaNoWriMoDay 23: Chapter 23 - A Midnight Intruder
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#16. NaNoWriMo Day 25: Chapter 25 - Sunday, December 1, 2013
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