Friday, June 5, 2009
Joan Breitung, Author of "Forgetting," "Understanding and Managing Dementia" and "The Eldercare Sourcebook"
On the May 31, 2009 Forward Forum:
Stephanie's guest is author Joan Breitung, author of "Forgetting: When To Worry, What to Do," "Understanding and Managing Dementia," and "The Eldercare Sourcebook." (John is away on family business this week, but will be returning next week.)
Memory problems and the accompanying confusion can have any number of causes. As the elderly population swells with the ageing of 77 million baby-boomers, Americans will increasingly face the challenge of trying to understand and cope with problems associated with cognitive decline.
"Forgetting: When To Worry, What to Do" is an informative, user-friendly guide defines the kinds of memory problems that have straightforward explanations and remedies, as well as those that are more complex and ominous. Joan Carson Breitung, an expert on the mental health of the elderly, clarifies the difference between normal brain ageing and the onset of dementia.
Among the important topics included are: Mild Cognitive Impairment; Alzheimer's Disease; Late-Life Depression; Caregivers; Dementia; Falls. A goldmine of useful information, this popular reference work will help anyone facing the cognitive problems associated with ageing.
"The author provides detailed explanations on the differences between normal brain aging and dementia, and helps readers to understand options when it comes to assisted care, prevention strategies, risk reduction and environmental modification." -- SciTech Book News, March 2009
"Any health library will find this an excellent, basic consumer’s pick." -- The Bookwatch, The Midwest Book Review, March 2009