Did You Know? Eight Alzheimer's Facts: Background information when reading In Pursuit of Memory

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In Pursuit of Memory

The Fight Against Alzheimer's

by Joseph Jebelli

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In Pursuit of Memory by Joseph Jebelli
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Did You Know? Eight Alzheimer's Facts

Joseph Jebelli's In Pursuit of Memory is full of fascinating facts about Alzheimer's disease. We've picked out a handful you might not know already.

  1. The specific mutation associated with Alzheimer's disease was discovered on chromosome 21 in 1991. Because Down's syndrome also involves chromosome 21 (specifically, an extra copy of it - which is why Down's syndrome is also known as trisomy 21), virtually all Down's patients will develop Alzheimer's.
  2. William Utermohlen was an American artist who lived in London and found out in 1995 that he had Alzheimer's. Over the next five years he painted a series of self-portraits that became increasingly blurry, reflecting his decline.
  3. Measures that may help prevent Alzheimer's include avoiding stress, following a blood pressure-lowering Mediterranean diet, moderate exercise, good sleep, and brain training exercises. Although the evidence is not water-tight, Jebelli convincingly argues that one might as well go ahead and follow these sensible...

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