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Author Lock, Margaret
Title The Alzheimer Conundrum : Entanglements of Dementia and Aging
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (323 pages)
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Note Intro -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Orientations: The Epidemic of the 21st Century -- Chapter 1: Making And Remaking Alzheimer Disease -- Chapter 2: Striving to Standardize Alzheimer Disease -- Chapter 3: Paths to Alzheimer Prevention -- Chapter 4: Embodied Risk Made Visible -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Chapter 5: Alzheimer Genes -- Chapter 6: Genome-Wide Association Studies: Back to the Future -- Chapter 7: Living with Embodied Omens -- Chapter 8: Chance Untamed and the Return of Fate -- Chapter 9: Transcending Entrenched Tensions -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Due to rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing, and the projections are grim. Despite billions of dollars invested in medical research, no effective treatment has been discovered for Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. The Alzheimer Conundrum exposes the predicaments embedded in current efforts to slow down or halt Alzheimer's disease through early detection of pre-symptomatic biological changes in healthy individuals. Based on a meticulous account of the history of Alzheimer's disease and extensive in-depth interviews, Margaret Lock highlights the limitations and the dissent associated with biomarker detection. Lock argues that basic research must continue, but should be complemented by a public health approach to prevention that is economically feasible, more humane, and much more effective globally than one exclusively focused on an increasingly harried search for a cure
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lock, Margaret The Alzheimer Conundrum : Entanglements of Dementia and Aging Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2013 9780691168470
Subject Alzheimer's disease -- Age factors.;Older people -- Mental health.;Brain -- Aging -- Molecular aspects
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