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

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

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The end of memory : a natural history of ageing and Alzheimer's
Title
The end of memory
Title remainder
a natural history of ageing and Alzheimer's
Statement of responsibility
Jay Ingram
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is a wicked disease that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly, and ultimately their lives. For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have suffered its debilitating effects while family members sit by, watching their loved ones disappear a little more each day until the person they used to know is gone forever. The disease was first described by German psychologist and neurologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906. One hundred years and a great deal of scientific effort later, much more is known about Alzheimer's, but it still affects millions around the world, and there is no cure in sight. In The End of Memory, award-winning science author Jay Ingram writes a biography of this disease that attacks the brains of patients. He charts the history of the disease from before it was noted by Alois Alzheimer through to the twenty-first century, explains the fascinating science of plaques and tangles, recounts the efforts to understand and combat the disease, and introduces us to the passionate researchers who are working to find a cure. An illuminating biography of "the plague of the twenty-first century" and scientists' efforts to understand and, they hope, prevent it, The End of Memory 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
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NLE
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Ingram, Jay
Dewey number
616.831
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Brain
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The end of memory : a natural history of ageing and Alzheimer's, Jay Ingram
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Canada by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd in 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Facing, or fearing, ageing -- "I have, so to say, lost myself" -- Has Alzheimer's always been with us? -- The case of Jonathan Swift -- The biology of ageing -- A natural life -- The ageing brain -- Plaques and tangles -- "I only retire at night" -- A deadly progression -- The brain fights back -- Is the epidemic slowing? -- Am I going to get it? And if so, when? -- Treatment: candidates but no champions -- Men, women and Alzheimer's -- Was it really the aluminum? -- The many faces of dementia -- Where you live, what you eat -- What's next?
Control code
000057939721
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781846045066
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)928781244
Label
The end of memory : a natural history of ageing and Alzheimer's, Jay Ingram
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Canada by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd in 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Facing, or fearing, ageing -- "I have, so to say, lost myself" -- Has Alzheimer's always been with us? -- The case of Jonathan Swift -- The biology of ageing -- A natural life -- The ageing brain -- Plaques and tangles -- "I only retire at night" -- A deadly progression -- The brain fights back -- Is the epidemic slowing? -- Am I going to get it? And if so, when? -- Treatment: candidates but no champions -- Men, women and Alzheimer's -- Was it really the aluminum? -- The many faces of dementia -- Where you live, what you eat -- What's next?
Control code
000057939721
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781846045066
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)928781244

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