Coverart for item
The Resource In pursuit of memory : the fight against Alzheimer's, Joseph Jebelli

In pursuit of memory : the fight against Alzheimer's, Joseph Jebelli

Label
In pursuit of memory : the fight against Alzheimer's
Title
In pursuit of memory
Title remainder
the fight against Alzheimer's
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Jebelli
Title variation
Fight against Alzheimer's
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A neuroscientist takes readers on a journey around the world and through history, from nineteenth-century Germany to present day India, to examine the science and scientists working to find a cure to Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide - there are more than five million people diagnosed in the United States 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 Jebelli has written the book he needed then - a very human history of this frightening disease. But In Pursuit of Memory is also a thrilling scientific detective story that goes behind the headlines. Jebelli's quest takes us from nineteenth-century Germany and postwar England, to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the techological proving grounds of Japan, to America, India, China, Iceland, Sweden and Colombia. Its heroes are scientists from around the world - many of whom he's worked with - and the brave patients and families who have changed the way that researchers think about the disease. This compelling insider's account shows vividly why Jebelli feels so hopeful about a cure, but also why our best defense in the meantime is to understand the disease. In Pursuit of Memory is a brilliant, moving, eye-opening guide to the threat one in three of us faces now. -- from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jebelli, Joseph
Dewey number
616.8/311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 I-761
  • WT 155
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
Label
In pursuit of memory : the fight against Alzheimer's, Joseph Jebelli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: 'A peculiar disease' -- Author's note -- Origins. The psychiatrist with a microscope ; Understanding an epidemic ; A medicine for memory -- Research. Diagnosis ; The Alzheimer's gene ; The science behind the headlines ; The second brain ; Swedish brain power -- Prevention. Stress ; Diet ; Exercise ; Brain training ; Sleep -- Experimentation. Regeneration ; Young blood ; Seeds of dementia ; Looking but not seeing ; Between the devil and the deep blue sea -- Discovery. To the ends of the earth ; Insights from India ; Clues from Colombia ; Alzheimer's legacy -- Coda
Control code
on1006385079
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780316360791
Lccn
2017946259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In pursuit of memory : the fight against Alzheimer's, Joseph Jebelli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: 'A peculiar disease' -- Author's note -- Origins. The psychiatrist with a microscope ; Understanding an epidemic ; A medicine for memory -- Research. Diagnosis ; The Alzheimer's gene ; The science behind the headlines ; The second brain ; Swedish brain power -- Prevention. Stress ; Diet ; Exercise ; Brain training ; Sleep -- Experimentation. Regeneration ; Young blood ; Seeds of dementia ; Looking but not seeing ; Between the devil and the deep blue sea -- Discovery. To the ends of the earth ; Insights from India ; Clues from Colombia ; Alzheimer's legacy -- Coda
Control code
on1006385079
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780316360791
Lccn
2017946259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Cleveland Park LibraryBorrow it
      3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20008, US
      38.9338203 -77.05791820000002
    • Tenley-Friendship LibraryBorrow it
      4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20016, US
      38.9476208 -77.0799279
    • Woodridge LibraryBorrow it
      1790 Douglas St. NE, Washington, DC, 20018, US
      38.9234096 -76.9791283
Processing Feedback ...