Alzheimer's Disease: The Silent Epidemic

Alzheimer's Disease: The Silent Epidemic

by Julia Frank

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School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up The progress of a typical Alzheimer's patient (``Sarah'') is the focus of this first juvenile book on a subject of growing public interest and concern. The narrative describes the quality of Sarah's lifeher mental and physical deteriorationthrough each stage of this degenerative brain disease. The profound effects on her family, their sense of loss and the increasing social, physical and financial burdens are handled sympathetically but realistically. For each stage, Frank gives clear, technical descriptions of the biochemistry of the brain and the physical progress of the disease. Numerous black-and-white photographs and diagrams elucidate difficult concepts. The explanations of diagnostic procedures, especially of CAT scans, PET scans and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) are exceptionally lucid. Families coping with Alzheimer's and students interested in biology, medicine and social issues will welcome this well-written book. Nancy J. Horner, Cowley County School District, Arkansas City, Kans.

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Lerner Publishing Group
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