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Renowned neurologist and Alzheimer's expert Whitehouse founded the University Memory and Aging Center at Case Western Reserve University. Here, he and his research assistant, George, confront traditional views of Alzheimer's, offering new perspectives that will help readers understand what Alzheimer's disease is and isn't and providing a new framework for approaching memory loss and aging with dignity. Part 1 surveys the history of Alzheimer's, including myths and the commercialization of Alzheimer's by drug companies and celebrities. The science of Alzheimer's and treatments past and present, including the merits and effectiveness of current drugs, are detailed in Part 2, as is the world of genetics and molecular medicine. In Part 3, the authors present a new model for living with brain aging, practical information on preparing for a doctor's visit, and a prescription for successful and healthy aging across the life span based on nutrition, avoiding environmental exposures, building a cognitive reserve, and community-based activity. With suggested readings and resources for more information, this enlightening book persuasively argues for a more holistic view of Alzheimer's, i.e., it's not so much a disease or a cluster of diseases as a part of the natural changes in the aging brain. An important contribution to the literature, it is highly recommended for all public and academic libraries.
—Elizabeth M. Wavle