Living your best with early-stage Alzheimer’s : an essential guide

From Ginny Pisciotta
Author:  Lisa Snyder
Title:  Living your best with early-stage Alzheimer’s : an essential guide
Living Your Best with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s is different from most of the books about Alzheimer’s disease because it directly addresses the person who has the disease.  It is a thorough but easy to read guide for coping with the symptoms as well as the emotions of an early-stage Alzheimer’s diagnosis.  It covers topics such as when to stop driving, informing others of your disease, whether or not you can live alone, accepting help, staying active, family relationships, friendships, exercise, nutrition, planning for the future, support groups, treatments and therapies, etc. . The unique situation of those with early-onset Alzheimer’s (those who get the disease at a younger age) is also addressed.  The book also includes tips from those actually living with the disease.

I would readily recommend this book to anyone who has been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s, as well as their family and friends.

Under the big top : a season with the circus

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author:  Bruce Feiler
Title:  Under the big top : a season with the circus 
What happens when a guy with degrees from Cambridge and Yale runs away and joins the circus? That’s exactly what Bruce Feiler did, and what he details in this engrossing story. From the inner workings of Clown Alley to detailed looks at all the animals and how they live, the author takes you behind the scenes and tells you the stories of many of the performers. It’s entertaining and educational. Recommended for “Children of All Ages,” as they say in the circus.