About John Spencer

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John Spencer has written and had published around 30 books in two genre; the paranormal, and a range of business books (John is also a qualified accountant). Subjects within the former include;

Ghosts, Poltergeists, Mind Powers, Stigmata, UFOs, Alien Contact and Abduction, Global Mysteries and Sacred Sites. Within the latter were ‘Team Building’, ‘Management of Change’ and self-help books for small businesses.

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About Alzheimer's

johns_dadThe author's father, to whom the book is dedicated.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting around 417,000 people in the UK. The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. This factsheet outlines the symptoms and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, and describes what treatments are currently available.

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About ' Bill and Al'

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Bill Clarkson is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s. He is trying to make sense of the world; his wife’s death, and his various moves from home, to care home, nursing home and finally to hospital.

Michael, his son, is a selfish and idle drunkard. Bill regards him as ‘the apple of his eye’, and never changes that view up to the moment of his death, but Michael is forced by his father’s circumstances to become a devoted, helpful and loving son.

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I think it was Columbo

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(Extract from the book)

It’s Columbo.

You know, the little man in the scruffy raincoat. Mary and I used to watch him a lot. Evenings, when he was on. And mostly weekends; they put him on a lot at the weekends. Good detective stories. I always loved the way he would finish talking to someone, walk away and then turn round, full of apologies, put his hand to his head – usually still holding a cigar – and say ‘Oh just one more thing’ and often as not he would then accuse them of murder, prove it and wrap the whole thing up there and then. The murderer was always surprised and couldn’t believe how he’d been beaten by the innocent, quiet little man.

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