The Future of Alzheimer's: Finding Inspiration & Hope Through Expert Insight (Paperback)

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The Future of Alzheimer's: Finding Inspiration & Hope Through Expert Insight (Paperback)


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A collection of informative and inspirational thoughts of many of the nation’s leaders in research, medicine, education, senior care and advocacy around the subject of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Future of Alzheimer's features candid views from experts on how they respond today to someone on the difficult journey of Alzheimer’s and what they believe is the future hope for a cure.

More than 20 experts in the field of Alzheimer's research or caretakers are asked two key questions:
  • What advice would you give to the loved ones of someone who is newly diagnosed?
  • Do you think there will be a cure, and if so, when?

Their answers help provide context and hope for patients, caretakers and loved ones looking for answers by providing helpful insights on the disease and what's to come.

Alzheimer's prevalence in the US makes it the 6th leading cause of death, killing more than half a million people, mainly seniors, every year and experts believe this number will only grow. The Future of Alzheimer's seeks to make this and other forms of dementia less of the devastating diagnosis it is now for all of those people.
Sharon Ricardi has over 30 years of experience in the field of health care and senior care, specializing in Alzheimer's disease. She was the Executive Director of Middlesex Visiting Nurse Association followed by a stint as Executive Director of an assisted living community in Framingham, MA. She was also the Regional Director of Operations for Benchmark Senior Living, the National Director of Memory Care for Newton Senior Living, and then finally, became the president of a division of The Northbridge Companies, called Northbridge Advisory Services, where my staff and I travel to clients nationally, and advise them on operational issues, especially focusing on memory care. She has given many talks and been a featured panelist and speaker at such national trade conferences as NIC, Senior Living 100, Senior Living Innovation Forum, Argentum, and more.
Product Details ISBN: 9781578269860
ISBN-10: 1578269865
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English
"The Future of Alzheimer's offers a trove of valuable insights from experts to a question that stumps every family when a loved one is handed a diagnosis: What’s next?" —Meryl Comer, co-founder of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and author of Slow Dancing with a Stranger

“ essential read for every family with a loved one experiencing Alzheimer’s! Sharon Ricardi has collected in one place essential advice from experts and patients that truly does offer insight, inspiration, and hope.” —Honorable Richard T. Moore, former Massachusetts State Senator and Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Health Care Financing

“This is an excellent collection of useful information from a nice variety of contributors. People with a parent newly diagnosed rarely have any idea what to do or whom to consult. This material really provides good direction for them.” —Ben Pearce, President of Senior Living Consulting, LLC and author of Senior Living Communities