The End of Memory

The End of Memory

A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer's

Large Print - 2016
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It is a wicked disease that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly, and ultimately their lives. For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have suffered its debilitating effects while family members sit by, watching their loved ones disappear a little more each day until the person they used to know is gone forever. The disease was first described by German psychologist and neurologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906. One hundred years and a great deal of scientific effort later, much more is known about Alzheimer's, but it still affects millions around the world, and there is no cure in sight. In The End of Memory, science author Jay Ingram writes a biography of this disease that attacks the brains of patients. He charts the history of the disease from before it was noted by Alois Alzheimer through to the twenty-first century, explains the science of plaques and tangles, recounts the efforts to understand and combat the disease, and introduces us to the passionate researchers who are working to find a cure.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410488770
Characteristics: 439 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Apr 26, 2019

This book explains how dementia has been seen in history, how Alzheimer's disease was discover and what we know so far about the causes of the disease and possible treatments.
The author is honest in noting that little is known still about this disease. If you want a book with definite answers, this is not it - but such a book probably does not exist.

Mar 07, 2016

Touffu mais instructif! Aucune réponse définitive sur les causes et peu d'espoirs rapides à l'horizon.

robertafsmith Jan 20, 2016

This book is an excellent read. If you want to know more about this dreadful disease, make this book your first choice. The author writes engagingly - with empathy, but without the emotional baggage writing on this topic often entails. It is superbly researched and up-to-date and suffice it to say that I chose to read this book over the novel I am currently enjoying. Staff Pickles Review.

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