Center on Aging
The Circle: A Walk with Dementia (Hardcover)
List Price: $20.00
All proceeds go to research at the Medical University of South Carolina for Alzheimer's disease and other age-related diseases.
The Circle was published with a vision of helping families and caregivers of aging, mentally frail loved ones cope with the ongoing realizations of dementia. This book is unique in that it addresses the emotional and human side of this disease while most available books concentrate on the dry medical practicalities. Sally Smith, whose inspiring personal account--closing the family home and moving her mother into an assisted living facility--resulted in a book that critics have said is "healing, hilarious and very helpful to those of us sharing similar experiences." The manuscript was given as a gift to the Medical University of South Carolina and published to raise awareness and support for research into Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia, vision and hearing loss and other age-related problems. 100% of the net proceeds will benefit research into these issues.
Message from Author Sally Hughes Smith on The Circle
"The message that this confusing time can be faced with a positive attitude and experienced as a time of growth has touched many. On another level, the book has been a concrete reminder to our community and beyond that The Medical University of South Carolina’s Center on Aging is very much involved in this field and wants to help on all levels. Not only are we a team of highly skilled professionals able to help medically, but we care about the human, emotional side as well. This is a powerful tool for relationship building."
The funds generated by sales of The Circle are a valuable source to support critical research into the underlying causes of dementia, Parkinson’s, and other age related health issues. This is key. One hundred percent of all funds generated go to this research cause. Here lies our hope for the future.
Hardcover: 108 pages
Publisher: Medical University of South Carolina; 1st edition (December 5, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces ($3.00)
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