In Pursuit of Memory

In Pursuit of Memory

The Fight Against Alzheimer's

Book - 2017
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A neuroscientist takes readers on a journey around the world and through history, from nineteenth-century Germany to present day India, to examine the science and scientists working to find a cure to Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide. Jebelli, a neuroscientist, takes us behind the headlines and into his quest from nineteenth-century Germany and post-war England through America, India, China, Iceland, Sweden, and Colombia. Researchers are changing the way we think about the disease, but until a cure is found Jebelli provides an eye-opening guide to the threat one in three of us faces now.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First North American edition
ISBN: 9780316360791
Characteristics: xv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Jan 22, 2018

Jobelli takes us on "a journey that's spanned the globe and brought with it a kaleidoscope of blind alleys, high hopes and stark tragedy," in his efforts to trace the history of human interaction with Alzheimer's dementia. He takes us from the discovery of the malady to the frontiers of the science trying to combat it, whether through lifestyle changes or through novel approaches to clearing out-of-control amyloid from the brain by gene therapy, blood transfusions, and even the surprising potency of tumeric. Hope might come from research into communities as far-flung as Iceland and Columbia. he concludes from the best of science at the end of 2017 that the disease is age-related, though aging not itself the cause, and that genetics and earlier detection are apparently the keys to our next successes. He sees blessed hope through many strains of research that we will see the "abolition" of this epidemic.


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