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Forgetting: When to Worry, What to Do Paperback – September 30, 2008
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Those who may be worrying that their own little slips in memory might portend Alzheimer's for their future, will learn the different types of dementia; when forgetting is deadly serious, and, when it's not necessarily a red flag, and, how a mentally stimulated mind, is one at lower risk. As a health care provider, and, daughter of a mom beginning to suffer some cognitive decline, not only did I find this a well written, researched, and informative book; I found it to be an IMPORTANT book.
According to Brietung and other resources, we are sitting on the edge of an epidemic. Breitung states that there are currently 5 million people in the US living with Alzheimer's. These numbers will go up tremendously, as many aging baby-boomers succumb to this dreaded disease. The cost to our already fragile health care structure in providing the, 8 to 10 years of supervised care often required, will not be sustainable. Everyone will be affected, whether they face these issues in their family, or not. This is definitely something the health care industry needs to prepare for, now; something that every family needs to think about, should the disease strike home.Read more ›