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The Alzheimer Conundrum
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The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Margaret Lock

Abstract

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. This book 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, the book highli ... More

Keywords: aging population, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, public health, prevention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691149783
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Lock, author
McGill University