The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer's: The Script You Need to Take Control of Your Health

Dede Bonner, Author, Roger Brumback, Foreword by
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Bonner, Dede. The 10 Best QuestionsT for Living with Alzheimer's: The Script You Need To Take Control of Your Health. Fireside: S. & S. Nov. 2008. 336p. index. ISBN 978-1-4165-6051-7. pap. $15. HEALTH~Verdict: A lucid guide for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, this highly recommended book should be on the shelves of every public, academic, and consumer health library. See also Vaughn James's The Alzheimer's Advisor, below. Background: One out of eight baby boomers (i.e., ten million people) will develop Alzheimer's disease during his or her lifetime. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States today, Alzheimer's is a dreaded diagnosis because it disintegrates the individual's mind and personality and leaves families depleted and overwhelmed by decisions about how best to care for their loved ones. Bonner's book provides much-needed structure for coping; each chapter poses the 10 Best Questions to ask at every stage of Alzheimer's, from identifying the warning signs to selecting long-term care.-Maura Sostack, Virtua West Jersey Hosp., Voorhees Campus.
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