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In this moving and accessible book, author Mary McDaniel Cail offers step-by-step instructions for comforting friends with Alzheimer's disease, and for supporting family members who provide ongoing care. Compelling, true stories illustrate the challenges of the disease: from Velma, an Arkansas sharecropper's daughter, to Willa, a physician once nominated for Surgeon General, and many more. Cail uses insightful anecdotes and "do and don't" guides to demystify how Alzheimer's disease advances and show what friends can do to help.
Filled with practical and empowering advice, Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives is essential reading for friends and loved ones, as well as concerned professionals and community members.
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About the author: Mary Cail has been a longtime support group leader for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. She is a caregiver to her parents, both of whom suffer from memory loss. We are pleased to partner with her in promoting a book aimed at helping caregivers and those with Alzheimer's disease feel less isolated.
Barry Petersen, caregiver and CBS News Correspondent
David Hyde Pierce, Emmy Award-winning actor and Alzheimer’s Advocate
Ben Sherwood, President of ABC News
Gary Small, MD, Director, UCLA Longevity Center
Lisa Gwyther, Duke Family Support Program
Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, Mt Sinai Center for Cognitive Health
Steven DeKosky, MD, former chair, Alzheimer’s Association Scientific Advisory Council
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