Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story

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Thorndike Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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In this remarkable book, Charles Pierce intertwines two dramatic stories -- the scientific race to discover the causes of Alzheimer's and the moving experiences of the Pierce family as they struggle with the disease. More than four million Americans develop Alzheimer's every year, just as Pierce's father did. Here he takes us deep into the country of this disease, from Dr. Alois Alzheimer's work in the early twentieth century to Watson and Crick's discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, which opened up the field of research and led to discoveries of Alzheimer's genetic components.

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

The author weaves his own story in with the story of the scientific work on Alzheimer's. Fascinating. Read full review

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A history of Alzheimer's intertwined with the author's family's story. It gave me good information as well as inspiration. Read full review


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CHARLES P. PIERCE is a staff writer for the Boston Globe Magazine, a contributing writer for Esquire, and a frequent contributor to American Prospect and Slate. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Nation, Atlantic, and Chicago Tribune, among other publications, and he is a regular on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and Only a Game.

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