Still Alice - one amazing, informative and frightening book! If you have a loved one, friend or family member suffering with Alzheimer's Disease, this is a must read. Insightful into the mysteries of the disease. This is not a beach book - this is a think book and worth every penny and every bit of information it provides.
Having watched a dear friend go through the rages of Alzheimer's Disease, I found the book to be very gentile on the aspects of the disease. I expected more feeling, and more depth on the impact of her deterioration. The book was well written, good read; just missing impact.
Having studied Psychology for several years (obtained BA in Psychology) I eagerly jump at the chance to read a book about mental health and social issues (poverty, child abuse, mental health issues etc.)My choice in reading material may not be the norm but I find these types of books intriguing and fascinating. Further more I truly believe that what a psychology student learns in text book material and lectures can not compare to books such as this.Still Alice is a must read for any Psychology student, any person in a gerontology field and any one who has a history of mental disorders in their families.The only down fall for me was that I read the book in a day and a half and felt that I was in and out of the world of Alzheimers way too fast.