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Bayley Chronicles Wife Murdoch's Struggle with Alzheimer's

Bayley Chronicles Wife Murdoch's Struggle with Alzheimer's

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English scholar John Bayley has written an unflinching account of the frustrations of Alzheimer's disease and his wife''s descent into unknowingness. His book Elegy to Iris is also a poignant love story about his wife, novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch. NPR''s Anne Garrels reports.