Best Books for Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
a book list by Sheran Cohen, author, Welcome To The Sandwich Generation
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Alzheimer's disease (named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first discovered it in 1906) is a progressive neurologic disease of the brain leading to the irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities, including memory and reasoning, which become severe enough to impede social or occupational functioning. As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's gets worse over time, and it is fatal; today it's the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. Below are some suggestions for learning about and coping with Alzheimer's, including Alzheimer's-related depression.
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About Sheran Cohen
With 10 past years of experience directing closed Alzheimer's units, Sheran (known as sherancares) now works in Los Angeles as an elder care services consultant, to help families put together the "pieces" of elder care. Sheran also is the author of "Welcome To The Sandwich Generation," a collection of tips, notes and reflections on Elder Care that can be previewed and purchased here.
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