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Life After Encephalitis - Reviews


"Dr Ava Easton has done something remarkable with this book: she has given life and support to patients and families living through this silent disease. From the first-person cases to the in-depth research and passionate dedication to her work as the head of the Encephalitis Society, Ava Easton has given us a gift with this tremendously important book". - Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness

 "This book is equally relevant to survivors, family members, carers, neurologists, psychiatrists, nurses, relatives and even disinterested readers. Ava Easton has brought the same demotic wisdom to this book that she exercises as the inspirational CEO of The Encephalitis Society. Over the years she has taken what was a deadly but obscure illness out to the world, and explained it simply and cogently to people who had no reason to have thought about it before, and to experts who had almost certainly never thought about it in those terms before.

The Encephalitis Society has brought together top professionals such as neurologist Professor Tom Solomon with survivors such as me, bereaved family members, and those unfortunate enough to still be living with the after-effects of encephalitis to create a wonderful, and strangely uplifting extended family. There is no hierarchy in The Society – but if Dr Easton had to choose my guess is that she’d rather hear first from the survivors, then the experts.

She has brought the same philosophy to Life After Encephalitis. There is a useful explanation of the different forms of encephalitis, pre­vention measures, experts have their say, but at the heart of the book is a series of beautifully written, desperately moving first-hand accounts from those who have lived with the illness". – Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian

"This is a wonderful book. Ava Easton says in the preface to Life After Encephalitis that she hopes that it gives a voice to survivors of encephalitis. It does. It is a book of stories from which we learn what encephalitis is and how it affects the brain, but more importantly how it changes the lives of those who survive it." Professor Jon Evans, University of Glasgow

"I was absolutely delighted to provide the cover image for such an important book. Having met several survivors of encephalitis I realised how deeply this condition impacts on their lives. Ava’s book does a fantastic job in sharing some of their stories whilst also empowering professionals, and I’m sure it’ll go a long way to improving understanding and care of encephalitis survivors and those left bereaved by the condition." – Bill Ward, Actor

"Encephalitis is undoubtedly a thief, and Easton does an excellent job at explaining why." - Jules Morgan, The Lancet Neurology

Click HERE to read the full review in The Lancet Neurology.

Amazon Reviews

Life After Encephalitis has 5 Star reviews on Amazon. You can read them here

Amazon Reviews 

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