THE FORGETTING ALZHEIMER'S: Portrait of an Epidemic

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An intelligent and helpful tour of Alzheimer's, by science writer Shenk (The End of Patience, 1999).Since ancient times, senility has been considered a natural result of aging. Although the etiology was never clear, by the mid-20th century some blamed hardening of the arteries. In fact, although normal aging produces a mild memory deficit (mostly difficulty finding names), dementia is never normal ... Read full review

Review: The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic

Editorial Review - - Colleen Quinn

Just in case you don't have enough to worry about, consider Alzheimer's disease. Over five million Americans currently suffer from this degenerative disease that attacks the neurons in the brain, slowly erasing memory, verbal skills, motor skills and the basic elements of identity. It is lethal, incurable and only negligible treatments are available. Now think about the baby boomers, currently ... Read full review

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