Monitoring Onset and Progression of Alzheimer's & Dementia with Handwriting

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The Hand Behind the Word: Handwriting Analysis JAQS Style (LLX Press 2005, ISBN 0971710732, $16.95) introduces the abbreviated JAQS Style handwriting sample format for research, business and education. Author and handwriting expert Jerral Sapienza is also a caregiver educator and author of the caregiving classic, Urgent Whispers: Care of the Dying (LLX Press 2002, ISBN 0971710708, $14.95). Sapienza's research interests include the controversial use of handwriting as an early monitoring tool for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other dementia.

"Although we may not typically make an association between handwriting analysis and dementia," says Jerral Sapienza, author of the new book The Hand Behind the Word. "Handwriting can be useful for monitoring the onset of dementia (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc.) as well as the efficacy of drugs and therapies in the treatment and progression of the disease. Dementia is a degeneration of brain function and personality. Handwriting analysis is a reflection of what's going on in the brain and personality at any point in time. Handwriting changes as we change and is always a reflection of the present. It can be an immediate, inexpensive diagnostic tool unlike brain scans or complicated personality inventories."

The Hand Behind the Word is a basic handwriting analysis sourcebook for teambuilding and matchmaking, general curiosities and self-help enthusiasts as well as counselors, researchers and hiring managers. Full of examples and discussions about form, structure and interpretation of handwriting, The Hand Behind the Word is also the only handwriting book to include the JAQS Style sample and its meaning and interpretation of numbers or digits, the single most common form of handwriting.

Media contacts and talk show hosts are invited to request a review copy of the book and/or schedule an interview. Sapienza is available for corporate trainings, research consultation and custom events. Please visit or phone +1 (541) 343-1202.

LLX Press books available at your local bookseller, online from and direct from LLX Press.

  • The Hand Behind the Word: Handwriting Analysis JAQS Style ISBN 0-971-71073-2 $16.95, 5.5" x 8.5", 256 pages.

-- Urgent Whispers: Care of the Dying ISBN 0-971-71070-8 $14.95, 4.25" x 7", 152 pages.

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