In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's by Joseph Jebelli

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In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's Read Online Free - 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.

Title : In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's
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ISBN : 0316360791
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

November 15, 2017

(4.5) Debut author and neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli has a personal stake in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease: his beloved grandfather succumbed to it back in Iran in 2012. With the world’s population aging, it’s expected that by 2050 Alzheimer’s will be the second leading cause of death (af...

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

September 15, 2017

When you think of diseases that kill people cancer and heart disease would most top peoples list, but with the population in the western world getting older, other illnesses are having an effect on mortality rates and people’s quality of life. One of the most significant is Alzheimer's and dement...

Amy Leigh rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2017

Fantastic book full of history on the disease and things we can hope for, like a cure. Having a grandmother who had Dementia through my late teen years I wound up babysitting her and reminding her who I was all too often. Now I have a future mother in law with it and she is very stubborn. My fian...

Natalie rated it ★★★★★

September 24, 2017

We are currently staring down the barrel of an epidemic with respect to the aging disorders Alzheimer’s and dementia. Human beings are living longer and these diseases have increased to the point where it will soon be our leading cause of death, overtaking things like cancer and heart disease. Th...

Darryl rated it ★★★★★

February 17, 2018

This excellent book by a young British neuroscientist explores the history of Alzheimer's disease, dating from its discovery by a German psychiatrist over a century ago, and examines the promising multifaceted research currently taking place in the UK and the rest of the world in order to provide...

Ben rated it ★★★★☆

September 08, 2017

I received this book through GoodReads' "First Reads" in exchange for a review. Firstly, there is a very important topic for me. My great grandmother had Alzheimer's, as well as numerous others that I've gotten to know throughout my lifetime. One of the biggest things I often think about, and worr...

Christina rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2017

I found this book unputdownable, and I've read plenty of Alzheimer's and brain books. Jebelli writes engagingly and with sympathy, tracing the history of the disease's discovery, its certain and possible causes, and its possible avenues toward a cure. Although it's too late for my mother-in-law,...

Sid rated it ★★★★☆

December 29, 2017

Joseph J, the author, demonstrated an extremely thoroughly researched and easy to read style of writing. My favorite quote from the book, The idea is to die young as late as possible. The disease is caused by a gene mutation. Certain countries are less prone to Alzheimer's, incl. India, Iceland an...

Brittany rated it ★★★★☆

January 06, 2018

Someone I love has Alzheimer's disease, and it is usually too painful for me to read books or watch movies about the condition. However, after hearing an interview about this book on Fresh Air, I found it and read it in a day and a half. I found it both overwhelmingly well-researched, it's obvious...

Heidi rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2018

A fascinating read about the research into Alzheimer's.

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