Monday, April 11, 2011
Book Review: Alzheimer's Killing Me Unknowingly by Jana Pryor
Published by (JDP Books) on March 18, 2011
Summary- Alzheimer's is a disease that slowly consumes an individual's brain and causes a major impact on the mind. The medical definition of mind is "that which thinks, reasons, perceives, wills and feels." In neuroscience, there is no duality between the mind and the body; they are one. The mind appears in no way seperate then the brain. If this is true, people who suffer from Alzheimer's may as well be considered "the walking dead"- they just don't realize it.
It is the desire of the author to shine light on how Alzheimer's ruthlessly affects behavior by taking readers through the different stages of her grandmother's battle with the disease. Alzheimer's disease is an abnormal way for an individual to age. It is fatal, and it consists of much more than just memory loss to the elderly. Jane's story will give readers insight into what really happens in the world of an Alzheimer's patient.
My Review- I can not really judge the actual story of this book because it is a true story but it was interesting to read and see what can really happen along with the disease. There is a lot more to it then I thought, and probably more than most people think. As far as the writing goes, it was a little amature, almost like a highschool written essay.