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In pursuit of memory : the fight against Alzheimer's
1st North American ed.
Physical Description:
xv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Preface: 'A peculiar disease' -- Author's note -- Origins. The psychiatrist with a microscope ; Understanding an epidemic ; A medicine for memory -- Research. Diagnosis ; The Alzheimer's gene ; The science behind the headlines ; The second brain ; Swedish brain power -- Prevention. Stress ; Diet ; Exercise ; Brain training ; Sleep -- Experimentation. Regeneration ; Young blood ; Seeds of dementia ; Looking but not seeing ; Between the devil and the deep blue sea -- Discovery. To the ends of the earth ; Insights from India ; Clues from Colombia ; Alzheimer's legacy -- Coda.
A neuroscientist takes readers on a journey around the world and through history, from nineteenth-century Germany to present day India, to examine the science and scientists working to find a cure to Alzheimer's disease.