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Book gives Milton reader insights into Alzheimer’s

When a friend handed her the book “Still Alice,” Emily Greene knew the subject was Alzheimer’s disease. But much of the book, the first novel by Harvard-trained neuroscientist Lisa Genova, came as a surprise to Greene.

“Like many others, I thought Alzheimer’s was a disease of old age,’’ said Greene, a nutritional counselor and mother of two in Milton. “It was shocking to discover that Genova’s focus was on a brilliant, capable, physically active wife and mother, who is at the height of her career, and peak of physical health.”

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