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The Silent Epidemic

A Comprehensive Guide to Alzheimer's Disease

by Marvin Ross, foreword by Pauline M. McGibbon

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publisher: Dundurn
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Alzheimer’s Disease is now the fourth leading cause of death among the elderly in North America. It is estimated that 300,000 Canadians and 2 million Americans are victims of this mysterious illness.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? What causes it? How can we recognize it? How do we deal with it if it occurs in our families? Where do we go for assistance?

The answers are provided in this comprehensive guide, including causes; symptoms; diagnosis; treatment; legal and financial considerations; caring for the patient; and sensible, sympathetic advice to help the caregiver through this agonizing time. Two case studies dramatically portray the onset, progression, and tragic conclusion of this disease, for which there is no effective treatment and no cure.

This indispensable book, however, not only explains how to identify and deal with the illness, but also supplies useful, down-to-earth suggestions to ease the stress and improve the quality of life for families and victims of Alzheimer’s Disease.

About the Authors

Marvin Ross, besides being an expert in planning and research with a Masters degree from the University of Toronto and the author of several technical publications, is a popular writer of humorous books with three bestsellers to his credit. He lives in Toronto.

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The Honourable Pauline M. McGibbon, C.C., former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, has devoted a considerable amount of her time and energy to various worthwhile causes. She is a patron of the Alzheimer Society of Metropolitan Toronto and a member of the Research Committee of the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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