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Alzheimer's Disease
  • Authored by: Evelyn B. Kelly, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Genes and Disease
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9588-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

First documented at the turn of the century by German neurologist Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common dementia in older adults, robbing them of their minds and dignity. With the aging of the world’s population, incidences of this degenerative brain disease are set to dramatically increase by 2010. However, there may be hope. Research at the genetic level is uncovering secrets of what makes up the disease and how it works. Presenting a history of Alzheimer’s disease, this title looks at the human genome and explores how the pieces of the Alzheimer’s puzzle are beginning to fit together. Alzheimer’s Disease is an adventure into the exciting world of the search for a cure.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Evelyn B. Kelly, Ph.D., is a writer, educator, and community activist who lives in Ocala, Florida. She specializes in writing about diseases and disorders of the nervous and endocrine systems. She has written more than 400 articles and 12 books. As a professor of education at Saint Leo University, Ocala Campus, she teaches classroom organization and management and educational law and ethics.

Reviews and Awards

"Brief case histories...help personalize these introductions to the fundamentals of genetic science...useful."


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