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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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    Oct 2017, 320 pages

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Research neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli gives a thorough survey of the history of Alzheimer's and the development of our efforts to treat and even prevent it.

Debut author and neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli has a personal stake in the fight against Alzheimer's disease: his beloved grandfather, Abbas, succumbed to it back in Iran in 2012 after seven years of slipping into strange and forgetful behavior. With the world's population aging, it is expected that by 2050 Alzheimer's will be the second leading cause of death after heart disease. What to do in the face of what Jebelli calls a "global and inescapable epidemic"? You might expect a book like this to be depressing, but instead it is reassuring to see how our understanding of dementia and the genetics of diseases has advanced in the last century (see 'Beyond the Book') and just how many research avenues are open and promising.

Alzheimer's disease is so named after its discoverer, German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer. When he presented his findings in November 1906, he ...

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