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The Bookshelf: Oct. 11, 2016

In this week’s Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Alzheimer's - Dementia: Find the Best Nursing Home with Sister Ann.

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Trib+Health is joining with respected books authority Kirkus Reviews to bring you select reviews of books of note in the field of health care. For more book reviews and recommendations, visit Kirkus.com.

ALZHEIMER'S - DEMENTIA: Find the Best Nursing Home with Sister Ann

by Ann Marie Gallogly

Gallogly, a retired nurse who worked in nursing homes in Northern Ireland, takes a very personal approach to this manual … The “Pre-Visit Information Guide” will likely interest anyone evaluating such places for a family member; in it, the author offers tips on what one should look for … Gallogly also addresses the issue of potential abuse “because this question has worried so many family members.” ... Gallogly also offers several examples of patients from her own caregiving experiences to illustrate various points, and they give a human, emotional context to the work as a whole. … Because the book is European in its focus, some terms and descriptions may differ from those in other geographical areas, but this doesn’t reduce its effectiveness as a general resource.

For the full review, visit kirkus.com.

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