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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

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First edition.

"Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, [this book] 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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  • 10 of 13 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Bedford Hills Free Library 616.831 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31003151573554
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Chappaqua Library 616.8311 KARLAWISH (Text)
Nonfiction
31005600059804
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Croton Free Library 616.831 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151797040
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Greenburgh Public Library 616.831 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31009154769735
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Larchmont Public Library 616.8311 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152961847
Available
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Lewisboro Library 616.83 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31032151402282
Available
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Mount Kisco Public Library 616.831 KARLAWISH (Text)
New Nonfiction
31017151944524
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Mount Pleasant Public Library 616.831 K HEALTH & FITNESS (Text)
Health & Fitness
31024153242527
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New Rochelle Public Library 616.831 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31019156600333
In transit
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Pound Ridge Library District 616.831 KAR (Text)
New Nonfiction
31026151022173
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