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The Resource The end of memory : a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's, Jay Ingram

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

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The end of memory : a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's
Title
The end of memory
Title remainder
a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's
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Jay Ingram
Title variation
Natural history of aging and Alzheimer's
Title variation remainder
a natural history of aging and Alzheimers
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eng
Summary
"For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have suffered its debilitating effects, with family members watching their loved ones disappear a little more each day until the person they used to know is gone forever. It was in 1901 that German psychologist and neurologist Alois Alzheimer began working with Auguste Deter, a 51-year-old woman suffering from dementia. When several years later upon her death he examined her brain under the microscope, he remarked on two unusual features: dark blobs he called "plaques" and the twisted remnants of neurons, or "tangles." In the century since the disease was first described, there has been a great deal of scientific inquiry into its causes, but little progress in its treatment. Jay Ingram believes we are on the threshold of important new leaps in understanding, and in The End of Memory he explains the fascinating science of plaques and tangles, recounts the imperfect history of our efforts to understand and combat the disease, and introduces us to the passionate researchers who are now working to find a cure. In the spirit of Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies, this is a book for those who want to find out the true story behind an affliction that courses through families and wreaks havoc on the lives of millions"--
Summary
"For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have suffered its debilitating effects, with family members watching their loved ones disappear a little more each day until the person they used to know is gone forever. It was in 1901 that German psychologist and neurologist Alois Alzheimer began working with Auguste Deter, a 51-year-old woman suffering from dementia. When several years later upon her death he examined her brain under the microscope, he remarked on two unusual features: dark blobs he called "plaques" and the twisted remnants of neurons, or "tangles." In the century since the disease was first described, there has been a great deal of scientific inquiry into its causes, but little progress in its treatment. Jay Ingram believes we are on the threshold of important new leaps in understanding, and in The End of Memory he explains the fascinating science of plaques and tangles, recounts the imperfect history of our efforts to understand and combat the disease, and introduces us to the passionate researchers who are now working to find a cure
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10448496
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Ingram, Jay
Dewey number
616.8/31
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Brain
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Brain
Target audience
adult
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a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's
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The end of memory : a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's, Jay Ingram
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
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Contents
Introduction -- 1. Facing, or Fearing, Aging -- 2. "I have, so to say, lost myself" -- 3. Has Alzheimer's Always Been with Us? -- 4. The Case of Jonathan Swift -- 5. The Biology of Aging -- 6. A Natural Life -- 7. The Aging Brain -- 8. Plaques and Tangles -- 9. "I only retire at night" -- 10. A Deadly Progression -- 11. The Brain Fights Back -- 12. Is the Epidemic Slowing? -- 13. Am I going to get it? And if so, when? -- 14. Treatment: Candidates But No Champions -- 15. Men, Women and Alzheimer's -- 16. Was It Really the Aluminum? -- 17. The Many Faces of Dementia -- 18. Where You Live, What You Eat -- 19. What's Next?
Control code
ocn913572990
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781250076489
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015019167
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)913572990
Label
The end of memory : a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's, Jay Ingram
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Facing, or Fearing, Aging -- 2. "I have, so to say, lost myself" -- 3. Has Alzheimer's Always Been with Us? -- 4. The Case of Jonathan Swift -- 5. The Biology of Aging -- 6. A Natural Life -- 7. The Aging Brain -- 8. Plaques and Tangles -- 9. "I only retire at night" -- 10. A Deadly Progression -- 11. The Brain Fights Back -- 12. Is the Epidemic Slowing? -- 13. Am I going to get it? And if so, when? -- 14. Treatment: Candidates But No Champions -- 15. Men, Women and Alzheimer's -- 16. Was It Really the Aluminum? -- 17. The Many Faces of Dementia -- 18. Where You Live, What You Eat -- 19. What's Next?
Control code
ocn913572990
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781250076489
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015019167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913572990

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