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The end of memory : a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's

Author: Jay Ingram
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A wicked disease that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly and ultimately their lives. Family members see 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Ingram
ISBN: 9781443435765 1443435767
OCLC Number: 900616887
Description: 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Facing, or fearing, aging --
"I have, so to say, lost myself" --
Has Alzheimer's always been with us? --
The case of Jonathan Swift --
The biology of aging --
A natural life --
The aging brain --
Plaques and tangles --
"I only retire at night" --
A deadly progression --
The brain fights back --
Is the epidemic slowing? --
Am I going to get it? And if so, when? --
Treatment: candidates but no champions --
Men, women and Alzheimer's --
Was it really the aluminum? --
The many faces of dementia --
Where you live, what you eat --
What's next?
Responsibility: Jay Ingram.

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"A wicked disease that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly and ultimately their lives. Family members see 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. Science author Jay Ingram writes a biography of this disease that attacks the brains of its (usually) senior patients. He charts the history of the disease from before it was noted by Alois Alzheimer right through to the 21st century, as researchers continue to fight to find a cure."--Provided by publisher.

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