New York, NY (February 1, 2016)—Last Dance at the Savoy: Life, Love and Caring for Someone With Progressive Supranuclear Palsy by Kathryn Leigh Scott will be published April 16, 2016, by Cumberland Press, an imprint of Pomegranate Press, Ltd. Yvette Bordelon, MD, PhD, a neurology professor at UCLA, provides a foreword. A percentage of proceeds from Last Dance at the Savoy will benefit the CurePSP Foundation, for which Ms. Scott is a volunteer national spokesperson.
When her husband was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a neurological disease for which there is (so far) no cure, Kathryn Leigh Scott “yearned for someone to figuratively take my hand and walk with me through the difficult times I knew were ahead.” Last Dance at the Savoy is the story of Scott’s marriage to Geoff Miller, the founding editor of Los Angeles magazine, and is filled with insights into caregiving based on her practical experiences.
PSP affects as many Americans as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). As our population ages, it is imperative that we raise awareness of these prime-of-life diseases, which differ from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in key ways. Prime-of-life diseases include Lewy body dementia (DLB), with which Robin Williams was posthumously diagnosed; PSP, which claimed the life of actor Dudley Moore; ALS; CBD; MSA; and CTE, the degenerative disease affecting athletes who have experienced repetitive head trauma.
The challenges presented by PSP are daunting for those dealing with the day-to-day issues of caring for someone with a progressive neurological condition. Last Dance at the Savoy includes a resource guide and, through Scott’s experiences, addresses:
- How do I recognize early warning signs and get proper diagnosis?
- How do I handle the complex changes and strains in our relationship?
- How do I learn about clinical trials and handicap equipment?
- How can I make this portion of life’s journey fulfilling?
Author/Actress Kathryn Leigh Scott has written several books of fiction and nonfiction. She starred in the cult favorite Dark Shadows and has recently appeared in a recurring role on The Goldbergs. She grew up on a farm in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and currently resides in New York City and Los Angeles.. www.kathrynleighscott.com
Yvette Bordelon, MD, PhD, is a neurologist at UCLA whose clinical work involves the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders and who works with the CurePSP Foundation. Dr. Bordelon’s foreword includes information on clinical trials and treatment programs.
Last Dance at the Savoy:
Life, Love and Caring for Someone with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
On sale April 16, 2016; Now available for preorder
Trade paperback: $15.95 (978-0-9862459-2-3); E-book: $9.99 (978-0-9862459-3-0)