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

In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's

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 h...

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  • Ben
    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 worry a...
  • Rebecca Foster
    (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 c...
  • Paul
    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 deme...
  • Natalie  S
    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. ...
  • Christina Dudley
    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, it ...
  • Amy Leigh
    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 fianc...
  • Sid
    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 and N...
  • Darryl
    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 tr...
  • Nancy
    Lots of interesting and probably accurate information about the history of and research about Alzheimer's. One obvious error made this a 4 rather than 5 star book for me. (The author asserts that Kurt Vonnegut got the idea for Ice 9 in Cat's Cradle from Stanley Prusiner's discover and description of...

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