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The Alzheimer's solution
Date:5/18/2010

joyed over a lifetime, including the arts, dance, socializing, and a host of other possibilities.

"This provocative book is a must read for anyone interested in biology and aging," says Bruce L. Miller, MD, director of the Memory & Aging Center at University of California, San Francisco. He notes it has "both practical and theoretical implications for how we age."

Kosik and Clegg explain why the current U.S. healthcare system is poorly equipped to deal with Alzheimer patients, why the standard medical model is inappropriate for cognitive disorders, how market economics stymies physician creativity, and how new initiatives that work outside the existing system could go a long way toward providing the help that is lacking today.

"The solution [Kosik and Clegg] propose reads like the opening round in what they clearly hope will become a national dialogue about optimizing treatment for people with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease" says Booklist, calling their work "cogent, thorough, and convincing."

THE ALZHEIMER'S SOLUTION offers a measure of hope and coping strategies for people facing Alzheimer's now or in the future.


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Contact: Jill Maxick
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800-853-7545
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