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The Forgetting: Alzheimer"s

Portrait of an Epidemic

by David Shenk

  • 201 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Wheeler Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain),
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Diet / Health / Fitness,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • Diseases - Alzheimer"s & Dementia,
  • Alzheimer"s disease

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages329
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9526894M
    ISBN 101587241749
    ISBN 109781587241741

    The Forgetting. Understanding Alzheimer's: The New Epidemic by David Shenk. Harper Collins, £, pp ISBN 0 00 9. Rating. By holding the story of Ralph Waldo Emerson's mental decline in a light cast by the story of the molecular biology community's efforts to combat Alzheimer's, Shenk's prologue illustrates the principal juxtaposition that frames The Forgetting. And by including in that prologue not only an excerpt from Emerson's poem "Brahma" but a reference to.

      Dementia now ranks with cancer as the most feared medical diagnosis. And it is increasingly diagnosed. If the current trend continues, one third of people alive today will experience some form of dementia before they die. Dementia is more common than all but the most trivial forms of cancer. But perhaps we fear dementia too much.   Elizabeth Arledge, who made the film, knows that the disease has been in the public eye for a while — her Emmy-winning documentary, “The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer.

    COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Get this from a library! The forgetting: Alzheimer's, portrait of an epidemic. [David Shenk] -- "Alzheimer's disease is a demographic time bomb. Since , the number of Americans afflicted has risen from five hundred thousand to five million; over the next fifty years, an estimated eighty to.


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David Shenk is the nationally bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us, The Immortal Game, The Forgetting, and Data Smog. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, National Geographic, Slate, NPR, and Cited by: This book is a choleric blend of neuroscience and “Observations du patient” characterized by David Shenk.

Forgetting is the onset of dementiajudgment and personalitysoon after the patient slides into an incontinent, bedridden, mute and delirious trough like existence/5. An urgent and moving exploration of the Alzheimer’s epidemic, The Forgetting is a dazzling meditation on the nature of memory and self and on the disease that robs people of both.

Alzheimer’s disease is a demographic time bomb/5(64). A powerfully engaging, scrupulously researched, and deeply empathetic narrative of the history of Alzheimer’s disease, how it affects us, and the search for a : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

The Forgetting. Understanding Alzheimer's: The New Epidemic by David Shenk. Harper Collins, £, pp ISBN 0 00 : Andrew Moscrop. About The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's An in-depth look at the entire spectrum of the Alzheimer's epidemic-the tragedy, the rising numbers, humankind's fascination with dementia, and the worldwide effort to find a cure-based on the best-selling book by David Shenk.

David Shenk is the nationally bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us, The Immortal Game, The Forgetting, and Data Smog.

He has written for The New York Times, The The Forgetting: Alzheimers book Yorker /5(57). But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost.

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Caring for someone with dementia poses unique challenges, but it can be difficult to figure out where to turn to ask about senior care options or how to cope with difficult behavior. Buy The Forgetting: Understanding Alzheimer's - A Biography of a Disease New Ed by Shenk, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(12). The Forgetting is a podcast that talks about and demystifies Alzheimer's disease. NATIONAL BESTSELLERA powerfully engaging, scrupulously researched, and deeply empathetic narrative of the history of Alzheimer’s disease, how it affects us, and the search for a ting nearly half of all people over the age of 85, Alzheimer’s disease kills nearlyAmericans a year as it insidiously robs them of their memory and wreaks havoc on the lives of their loved ones.4/5(4).

THE FORGETTING provides a brief history of the disease. Shenk describes Dr. Alois Alzheimer's first patient, a woman who suffered from what was believed to be inexplicably premature senility.

He intersperses his accounts of ongoing research with anecdotes of famous people we now know to have had Alzheimer's disease, great minds that self. " 'The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's is a Primetime Emmy award-winning documentary that takes a dramatic, compassionate, all-encompassing look at the growing epidemic of Alzheimer's disease.

The cornerstone of the project is a minute documentary based on David Shenk's best-selling book. Here is ’s list of best Alzheimer’s books. You’ll find Alzheimer’s books written from many different perspectives, including caregivers, family members and physicians. Reading as much as you can about the disease obviously helps you learn more about its stages.

The author begins with the case described by neurologist Alois Alzheimer, who first noticed peculiar plaques and tangles of fibers dotting brain tissue in his microscopic exam. Victims of Alzheimer’s dementia begin by forgetting: Global brain function deteriorates (beginning with higher faculties such as judgment and personality) and.

An urgent and moving exploration of the Alzheimer’s epidemic, The Forgetting is a dazzling meditation on the nature of memory and self and on the disease that robs people of both. Alzheimer’s disease is a demographic time bomb. Sincethe number of Americans afflicted has risen from five hundred thousand to five million; over the next fifty years, an estimated eighty to one hundred /5().

Inspired by David Shenk's book "The Forgetting" Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life - Duration: University of.

"The Forgetting" by David Shenk A brilliant and quirky new book on Alzheimer's offers food for thought on the unthinkable and a new, deeper understanding of the coming epidemic. The Forgetting, A Special Edition: Dementia In The Age of Coronavirus Recorded Ma The world is getting a sense of the isolation, frustration and fear that Alzheimer patients and the people who care for them live with every day.

David Shenk is the national bestselling author of several books, including The Forgetting, Data Smog, and The Immortal Game. He is a correspondent forand has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, the New York Times, Gourmet, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS.

The Forgetting is a scrupulously researched, multilayered analysis of Alzheimer's and its social, medical, and spiritual implications. David Shenk presents us with much more than a detailed explanation of its causes and effects and the search for a cure.The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic by David Shenk About the Book Afflicting nearly half of all persons over the age of 85, Alzheimer's disease kills nearlyAmericas a year as it insidiously robs them of their memory and wreaks havoc on the lives of .