November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. One of our speakers, Meryl Comer’s recent best-seller about dementia caregiving: “Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s,” was recently reviewed by Jane Gross, a retired reporter for The New York Times, and the originator of its blog “The New Old Age.”
Ms. Gross highlights three major points of the book:
1. Ms. Comer takes you down the black hole [of Alzheimer’s] where she has lived for 20 years, with no end in sight.
2. Ms. Comer argues persuasively that we can’t “age-proof our lives” and that this disease, “the dark side of longevity,” is a “looming health catastrophe” for us all.
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