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The Resource The problem of Alzheimer's : how science, culture, and politics turned a rare disease into a crisis and what we can do about it, Jason Karlawish

The problem of Alzheimer's : how science, culture, and politics turned a rare disease into a crisis and what we can do about it, Jason Karlawish

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The problem of Alzheimer's : how science, culture, and politics turned a rare disease into a crisis and what we can do about it
Title
The problem of Alzheimer's
Title remainder
how science, culture, and politics turned a rare disease into a crisis and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Jason Karlawish
Title variation
problem of Alzheimers
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how science, culture, and politics turned a rare disease into a crisis and what we can do about it
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Language
eng
Summary
"A comprehensive and revelatory book on one of today's most prevalent illnesses. In 2019, 5.8 million Americans had Alzheimer's, and more than half a million will die of Alzheimer's disease dementia. 16 million caregivers are responsible for paying as much as half of the $226 billion annual costs of their care. As more people live beyond their seventies and eighties, the number of patients will rise to an estimated 13.8 million by 2025. Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, The Disease of the Century traces Alzheimer's disease from its discovery and tells the story of the biomedical breakthroughs that may allow it to finally be prevented and treated by medicine. While it is a scathing indictment of our health care system, it is also an argument for how we can live with dementia; the ways patients can reclaim their autonomy and redefine their sense of self, how families can support their loved ones, and the innovative reforms we can make as a society that would give caregivers and patients better quality of life. Rich in science, history, and characters, The Disease of the Century takes us inside cutting edge laboratories, patients' homes, caregivers' support groups, progressive assisted living facilities, and Jason Karlawish's own practice at the Penn Memory Center"--
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10946356
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Karlawish, Jason
Dewey number
616.8/311
Index
index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WT 155
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True
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  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Caregivers
  • Bioethics
  • Home-based mental health services
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how science, culture, and politics turned a rare disease into a crisis and what we can do about it
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The problem of Alzheimer's : how science, culture, and politics turned a rare disease into a crisis and what we can do about it, Jason Karlawish
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
A Peculiar Disease of the Cerebral Cortex -- No One Says 'No' to Len Kurland -- Accurate, but Not Presumptuous -- The Olympics of Pharmacokinetics -- The Republic of Alzheimer's Disease -- A Young Man in a Hurry -- How Do You Cast a Broken Brain? -- The Old Woman in the Tower -- Alois Alzheimer : An Unwitting Revolutionary -- Oblivion, or War and Madness -- The Essay Heard Round the World -- A Self-Help Group for the Self-Made Man -- A Crisis in the Family -- Last Casualties of the Cold War -- Hope in a Pill -- The Extraordinary Ordinary -- A Correction -- Discernment -- Somethings to Watch over Us -- Not (legally) Dead yet -- Targeting Amyloid -- Hope in a plan -- Something Must Be Working -- Existential Dread -- Caring for Each Other -- The Worlds We Create -- The Worlds We End
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781250218735
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2020026249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (OCoLC)1158503007
  • on1158503007
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Label
The problem of Alzheimer's : how science, culture, and politics turned a rare disease into a crisis and what we can do about it, Jason Karlawish
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
A Peculiar Disease of the Cerebral Cortex -- No One Says 'No' to Len Kurland -- Accurate, but Not Presumptuous -- The Olympics of Pharmacokinetics -- The Republic of Alzheimer's Disease -- A Young Man in a Hurry -- How Do You Cast a Broken Brain? -- The Old Woman in the Tower -- Alois Alzheimer : An Unwitting Revolutionary -- Oblivion, or War and Madness -- The Essay Heard Round the World -- A Self-Help Group for the Self-Made Man -- A Crisis in the Family -- Last Casualties of the Cold War -- Hope in a Pill -- The Extraordinary Ordinary -- A Correction -- Discernment -- Somethings to Watch over Us -- Not (legally) Dead yet -- Targeting Amyloid -- Hope in a plan -- Something Must Be Working -- Existential Dread -- Caring for Each Other -- The Worlds We Create -- The Worlds We End
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781250218735
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2020026249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1158503007
  • on1158503007
  • OCoLC

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