Book Review: The Fragile Brain: The Strange, Hopeful Science of Dementia

★ ★ ★ ★

This is the best book I have read on dementia. It is an intricate and intense read, making it ideal for people who want to understand the complexity of brain failure.

Nurses may have to explain dementia in simple terms, and even some nurses with dementia in their job titles may have to skip the science. But those who read this book will be able to do their jobs better.

It would be a hard read for anyone who has not studied brain biology, but not impossible.

I intend to read it again, expect for the introduction, the only part I don't like – its emphasis on the horror of dementia is the one blot in a ground-breaking, useful and brilliant book.

We need this book because of the dreadful level of knowledge about it among nurses.


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