Alzheimer Uniti Italy hosts a book launch and publishes a new caregiver guide
Friday 02 March 2012
On 2 March, Alzheimer Uniti Italy (AU) organised an event around the publication of a new book on the subject of ageing, entitled La Longevita Attiva, or An Active Long Life: The Pleasure of Knowing How to Age. Written by geriatrician Enrico Paciaroni, the book gives a positive look at ageing and reminds readers about the pleasures of ageing and about the value of living an active, enjoyable life.
Also in March, AU published a caregiver guide entitled: Dementia – 50 Questions and Answers. This was co-authored by a geriatrician and a psychologist. The booklet starts with a list of the five most commonly asked questions at a first encounter with the disease, such as “Is the disease hereditary?" and “Is there a cure?” and then proceeds with questions frequently asked as the disease progresses.