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The myth of Alzheimer's : what you aren't being told about today's most dreaded diagnosis

Author: Peter J Whitehouse; Daniel George
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Challenges conventional perceptions about Alzheimer's disease to offer readers alternative approaches to memory loss and aging that can be aided through simple nutritional and exercise strategies.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Whitehouse; Daniel George
ISBN: 9780312368166 031236816X 9780312368173 0312368178
OCLC Number: 144598069
Description: xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Author's note --
Preface --
pt. 1. The history of a disease --
Introduction. Revealing the myth of Alzheimer's --
1. A gateway to the future of old age --
2. Alzheimer's 101 : taming the scientific story of AD --
3. The troubling legacy of Dr. Alois Alzheimer and Auguste D. --
4. The birth of the Alzheimer's empire --
pt. 2. Science and treatment --
5. Waiting for Godot : Alzheimer's treatments past and present --
6. A brave new world of genetics and molecular medicine? --
pt. 3. A new model for living with brain aging --
7. Identifying who needs a prescription for memory loss --
8. Preparing for a doctor's visit --
9. A prescription for successful aging across your life span --
Epilogue. Thinking like a mountain : the future of aging --
Acknowledgments --
Appendix --
Notes --
Index --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Peter J. Whitehouse with Daniel George.
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Challenges conventional perceptions about Alzheimer's disease to offer readers alternative approaches to memory loss and aging that can be aided through simple nutritional and exercise strategies.

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