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The Resource The inheritance : a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease, Niki Kapsambelis

The inheritance : a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease, Niki Kapsambelis

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The inheritance : a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease
Title
The inheritance
Title remainder
a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease
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Niki Kapsambelis
Title variation
Family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease
Title variation remainder
a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimers disease
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Language
eng
Summary
Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure or treatment. For most people, there is nothing that they can do to fight back. But one family is doing all they can. The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of the disease that there is: early onset Alzheimer's, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in 100 percent of cases, and has a 50 percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. Of the six DeMoe children whose father had it, five have inherited the gene; the sixth, Karla, has inherited responsibility for all of them. But rather than give up in the face of such news, the DeMoes have agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that could utterly change the landscape of Alzheimer's research and offers the brightest hope for future treatments -- and possibly a cure. Drawing from several years of in-depth research with this family, journalist Niki Kapsambelis tells the story of Alzheimer's through the lens of these ordinary people made extraordinary by both their terrible circumstances and their bravery. Their tale is intertwined with the dramatic narrative history of the disease, the cutting-edge research that brings us ever closer to a possible cure, and the accounts of the extraordinary doctors spearheading these groundbreaking studies
Summary
Describes how a family who shares a gene for early onset Alzheimer’s became a part of a worldwide study that can hopefully shed light on future treatments for the devastating disease along with accounts of the doctors leading these groundbreaking studies
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Biography type
individual biography
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10554786
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DLC
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Kapsambelis, Niki
Dewey number
  • 616.8/311042092
  • B
Index
no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Kapsambelis, Niki
  • Kapsambelis, Niki
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Large type books
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Genetic disorders
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease
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The inheritance : a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease, Niki Kapsambelis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-595)
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  • nc
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Contents
The enemy within -- The salt of the earth -- Family N -- One in a million -- You are my sunshine -- The ghosts of Anoka -- Untamed hearts -- A blameless and upright man -- The fruits of persistence -- Dâejáa vu -- When the fog rolls in -- Maldiciâon -- Burden of proof -- The rise and fall of golden boy -- Favorite son -- The Baptists and the Tauists -- Expelled from Eden -- Safe havens -- A big if -- Everyone see the power -- Landslide -- Something to shoot for -- The silver tsunami -- The lucky ones -- Follow the science -- Like father, like son -- All the cards are on the table -- Coming home -- Palpable momentum -- To the moon and back
Control code
ocn964504558
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
599 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497512
Lccn
2017002580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964504558
Label
The inheritance : a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease, Niki Kapsambelis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-595)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The enemy within -- The salt of the earth -- Family N -- One in a million -- You are my sunshine -- The ghosts of Anoka -- Untamed hearts -- A blameless and upright man -- The fruits of persistence -- Dâejáa vu -- When the fog rolls in -- Maldiciâon -- Burden of proof -- The rise and fall of golden boy -- Favorite son -- The Baptists and the Tauists -- Expelled from Eden -- Safe havens -- A big if -- Everyone see the power -- Landslide -- Something to shoot for -- The silver tsunami -- The lucky ones -- Follow the science -- Like father, like son -- All the cards are on the table -- Coming home -- Palpable momentum -- To the moon and back
Control code
ocn964504558
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
599 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497512
Lccn
2017002580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964504558

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