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Alzheimer's Solution: How Today's Care Is Failing Millions-- And How We Can Do Betterby Kenneth S. Kosik
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Writing in accessible language for both general readers and healthcare professionals, Kosik, a leading Alzheimer's researcher, and Clegg, a healthcare journalist, offer a new vision of family-oriented community centers ("neighborhood cognitive shops") dedicated to Alzheimer's prevention, adult learning, social programs, and treatment using a personalized approach. These centers are necessary, they say, because the standard medical model and medical marketplace are inappropriate for cognitive disorders. The book begins with a description of an isolated rural community in South America with a high incidence of mid-life Alzheimer's, and compares one South American family's methods of coping with one American family's. Other issues discussed include Alzheimer's in the information age, and the burden of the coming Alzheimer's epidemic on the healthcare system. A final chapter summarizes lifestyle suggestions related to diet, exercise, cognitive stimulation, stress, and social relationships. Kosik is co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Clegg is a managing editor at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a genetic research center. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Kosik, a neurologist and a leading Alzheimers researcher, and healthcare journalist Clegg propose the creation of community centers devoted to Alzheimers where patients and their families can access programs outside of the traditional medical setting.
About the Author
Kenneth S. Kosik, MD (Santa Barbara, CA), is the Harriman Chair in Neurosciences, co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, and professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously, Dr. Kosik was professor of neurology and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School.
Ellen Clegg (Boston, MA) is Managing Editor for Communications Platforms at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a genetic research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously, she was Deputy Managing Editor/News Operations of the Boston Globe. Her prior positions at the Globe include Sunday editor and health and science editor. She is the author of ChemoBrain: How Cancer Therapies Can Affect Your Mind.
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