In Pursuit of Memory

The Fight Against Alzheimer's
Product Number: EB00696671
Released: Oct 31, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316360777
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For readers of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Henry Marsh, a riveting, gorgeously written biography of one of history's most fascinating and confounding diseases-Alzheimer's-from its discovery more than 100 years ago to today's race towards a cure. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017 LONG-LISTED FOR THE 2017 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE NAMED "SCIENCE BOOK OF THE MONTH" BY BOOKSELLER Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide-there are more than 5 million people diagnosed in the US alone. And as our population ages, scientists are working against the clock to find a cure. Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is among them. His beloved grandfather had Alzheimer's and now he's written the book he needed then-a very human history of this frightening disease. But In Pursuit of Memory is also a thrilling scientific detective story that takes you behind the headlines. Jebelli's quest takes us from nineteenth-century Germany and post-war England, to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the technological proving grounds of Japan; through America, India, China, Iceland, Sweden, and Colombia. Its heroes are scientists from around the world-many of whom he's worked with-and the brave patients and families who have changed the way that researchers think about the disease. This compelling insider's account shows vividly why Jebelli feels so hopeful about a cure, but also why our best defense in the meantime is to understand the disease. In Pursuit of Memory is a clever, moving, eye-opening guide to the threat one in three of us faces now.

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Author(s): Joseph Jebelli
Original Publish Date: Oct 31, 2017

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Author(s): Joseph Jebelli
Narrator(s): Thomas Judd
Product Number Z100156487
Released: Oct 30, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781478999829

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