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The Forgetting Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic (Paperback)

Author:  David Shenk
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0385498381
ISBN-13: 9780385498388
Sku: 31032461
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  304
Age Range:  NA
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In this scrupulously researched, multilayered account, the author explores treatments for Alzheimer's, but also looks back through history, showing how the disease most likely afflicted such figures as Jonathan Swift, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Willem de Kooning. "A graceful, masterful portrait of an illness."--"Los Angeles Times."
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A study of the devastating impact of Alzheimer's disease combines portraits of patients, their families, and caregivers with an analysis of the signs, symptoms, and implications of the disease and a close-up look at the search for a cure.
With an arsenal of facts to back him, Shenk covers the Alzheimer's story--historical accounts of the disease as found in literature and art, the alarming statistics thrown out by demographers, and the scientific race to find a cure to this personality-destroying disease.
Author Bio
David Shenk
David Shenk has contributed to "Spy" and "The Washington Post".


"By turns science popularization and cultural history, it's written for a general audience and narrated with a storyteller's urgency. His speculations about medical research sometimes wander into futurist, Wired magazine territory, but his quirky intellectual excitement adds to, rather than detracts from, the pathos of his story. In the end, like many great storytellers, he becomes part of the story himself. For what could be more tragically human than a human mind striving to comprehend the possibility of its own dissolution?" - Pam Rosenthal 8/29/2001

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"...THE FORGETTING is written with a researcher's attention to detail and a storyteller's ear." - Gavin McNett 10/28/01

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Product attributePublisher:   Anchor Books
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