Surviving Alzheimer's by Paula Spencer Scott
"Terrific and highly recommended"
— Alzheimer's Prevention and Treatment News, Feb. 2014
"Recommended reading for anyone interested in Alzheimer's, dementia, memory loss"
— Alzheimer's Reading Room, January 2014
"Paula Spencer Scott has a gift; she is one of the rare people who is able to write about complex medical topics and make them interesting and clear. In this book, she takes on one of the quiet crises of our time, the increasing number of people who are doing all they can to care for someone with dementia. All dementia caregivers need help. This book is a wonderful gift to the millions of families on the dementia-care treadmill. If you know one of these heroes, or if you're a caregiver yourself — run, don't walk, to order it!"
— Kenneth Robbins, MD, MPH, clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, and geriatric psychiatrist
“Insightful and practical guidance for the millions of caregivers struggling to help their loved ones suffering from dementia.”
— Gary Small, MD, director of the UCLA Longevity Center and co-author, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program
"Surviving Alzheimer's is full of good advice and helpful hints. I am so glad that there is real help now for families who are on the journey of dementia with loved ones. "
— Virginia Bell, MSW, creator, The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care and "The Alzheimer's Disease Bill of Rights"
— Leeza Gibbons, co-host of "America Now" and founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation
"Regular doses of Paula Spencer Scott's supportive and instructive wisdom should be prescribed to every family member dealing with Alzheimer's. Her why-this, try-this approach is a winner. It's like a first-aid kit for stressed family caregivers."
— Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, LCSW, associate professor, Duke University School of Medicine; director, Duke Family Support Program, and co-author, The Alzheimer's Action Plan
"Knowledge is power in the fight against memory loss and Alzheimer's Disease.
In Surviving Alzheimer's, Paula Spencer Scott combines her years of experience with information-packed, easy-to-read — and most important, truly meaningful — words of wisdom from herself as well as countless experts. This is a must-read for anyone impacted by the stress of caring for someone with Alzheimer's."
— Richard Isaacson, MD, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Prevention & Treatment Program, Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital and co-author, The Alzheimer's Diet
"A treasure trove of practical information, addressing so many of the real-world questions and problems that I see dementia caregivers struggle with every day. This is a well-researched book that synthesizes the knowledge and experiences of a diverse group of experts (not the least of which is Paula herself) into clear explanations and actionable advice. A great choice to recommend to patients and families."
— Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH, geriatrician and caregiver educator, University of California, San Francisco
in the Duke Family Support Program May 2014 newsletter "The Caregiver" (p. 9)