The Myth Of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis

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a Leading Gerontologist's Provocative Approach To Brain Aging And Senility—calling For A Relabeling Of Age Associated Cognitive Challenges.

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renowned Neurologist And Alzheimer's Expert Whitehouse Founded The University Memory And Aging Center At Case Western Reserve University. Here, He And His Research Assistant, George, Confront Traditional Views Of Alzheimer's, Offering New Perspectives That Will Help Readers Understand What Alzheimer's Disease Is And Isn't And Providing A New Framework For Approaching Memory Loss And Aging With Dignity. Part 1 Surveys The History Of Alzheimer's, Including Myths And The Commercialization Of Alzheimer's By Drug Companies And Celebrities. The Science Of Alzheimer's And Treatments Past And Present, Including The Merits And Effectiveness Of Current Drugs, Are Detailed In Part 2, As Is The World Of Genetics And Molecular Medicine. In Part 3, The Authors Present A New Model For Living With Brain Aging, Practical Information On Preparing For A Doctor's Visit, And A Prescription For Successful And Healthy Aging Across The Life Span Based On Nutrition, Avoiding Environmental Exposures, Building A Cognitive Reserve, And Community-based Activity. With Suggested Readings And Resources For More Information, This Enlightening Book Persuasively Argues For A More Holistic View Of Alzheimer's, I.e., It's Not So Much A Disease Or A Cluster Of Diseases As A Part Of The Natural Changes In The Aging Brain. An Important Contribution To The Literature, It Is Highly Recommended For All Public And Academic Libraries.

Authors : Peter J. Whitehouse, Daniel George

Publisher : St. Martin's Press

Published Year : 2007

Edition : 1

Format : Hardcover - Hardcover, 319 pages

Subject : Caregiving - Alzheimer's & Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

Language : Eng English

Dimensions : 6.77 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.20 (d)

ISBN : 031236816x

ISBN13 : 9780312368166

Overview :

Dr. Peter Whitehouse will transform the way we think about Alzheimer's disease. In this provocative and groundbreaking book, he and Daniel George challenge the conventional wisdom about memory loss and cognitive impairment, question the current treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and provide a new approach to understanding and rethinking everything we thought we knew about brain aging.