As science and medicine continue to study Alzheimer’s, Karlawish suggests, advances in technology, assisted living arrangements, and other lifestyle changes can be used to help people live well with the disease. A must-read on an important subject.
[A] lucid, opinionated history of the science, politics, and care involved in the fight against this century’s most problematic disease ... A medical expert with a page-turning style, Karlawish is mostly successful in conveying optimism. Hopeful drugs are in the research pipeline, but even better news is that physicians, institutions, and advocacy organizations are adopting more imaginative and humane programs to care for victims both before and after their disease becomes crippling. An outstanding primer that readers should put into the hands of their doctors.
[A] comprehensive study the history of Alzheimer’s from a rare disease to a modern crisis. In four parts, Karlawish first defines Alzheimer’s, which is no small feat, and he shares his own difficulties as a doctor in explaining it to patients and their families ... Karlawish presents tough information and hard questions with emotional tact. This is a real eye-opener.