Early on in tending to my mother, who had Alzheimer’s, I was sustained by other Austen novels, but during the middle stages of her disease it was all “Emma,” all the time. What started as entertainment soon became an important guide.
Jane Austen's works can truly touch every aspect of our lives. Here is a New York Times article, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/opinion/jane-austens-guide-to-alzheimers.html, about how Austen's novel Emma helped one woman during a caregiving crisis in her life:
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