Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Reading...

We recently read On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s by Greg O’Brien and recommend the reading of this book to anyone who knows someone who is facing Alzheimer’s or any other cognitive disease.

The author, an investigative reporter, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s and speaks personally about living with the disease on a day-to-day basis. Although some of the legal aspects stated in the book seemed to be a bit inaccurate, I found that the author’s frank and insightful observations into what it is like to experience early onset Alzheimer’s to be invaluable to caretakers as well as to the medical profession.

While this book isn’t a “light” summer read, the narrative is very informal and can definitely be read on the beach.