· © by Fran Lewis on May 3, 2012 at 6:18pmbookviewsbyalancaruba.blogspot.com/2012/05/bookviews-june-2012.html
- Picks for the month of June, 2012 by Alan Caruba
- Under: To Your Health!
From the Back Cover
Experts predict that the current number of
dementia sufferers--six to eight million in the United
States alone--will continue to double every twenty years. In 2011, the Alzheimer's
Association estimated that up to 15 million unpaid caregivers reside in the United States
alone. These are staggering numbers, made more so by the increasing age of the baby
boomer generation; chances are, the number of family caregivers will increase, too.
Susan's experience as a first-time caregiver, recorded in these pages with
grace, wisdom, and humor, prove just how much there is to learn: finances have to be
handled a different way in case the patient decides to make a lone trip to the bank;
aggressive behavior is a constant threat; safety becomes a concern in every aspect of