The inheritance : a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease

by Kapsambelis, Niki,

Format: Large Print 2017
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Northland Public Library Large Print 616.8311 K14 LP
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  616.8311 K14 LP
 
 
Summary
The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of Alzheimer's disease: early onset, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in 100 percent of cases, with a 50 percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. The Inheritance is an inspiring race against time: the courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The DeMoes, the genetically unblessed stars of this journalistic look at Alzheimer's, know that they have a 50-50 chance of carrying a genetic mutation that causes early-onset dementia in everyone who inherits it. Should they get tested, or stay in the dark? Is ignorance bliss? And will they fare better or worse than the statistical odds? Kapsambelis, an empathetic reporter and storyteller, obviously cares deeply for the DeMoes. She met them back in 2009, when she was assigned to write a short article about a North Dakota family involved in Alzheimer's research at the University of Pittsburgh. She immediately decided they deserved a book, and, indeed, they do. Kapsambelis both zooms in on the DeMoes and zooms out to give the big picture of this heartbreaking disease, which can turn a gentle giant into a violent one and can shrink a 3-pound brain to 2.3 pounds. She also clearly explains the controversy over whether amyloid plaques or tau tangles drive Alzheimer's. With its ethical quandaries and likeable characters, this absorbing story will be of interest to medically curious readers.--Springen, Karen Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Kapsambelis, Niki.
Kapsambelis, Niki -- Family.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Family relationships -- United States -- Case studies.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Popular works.
Large type books.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2017
Edition Large print edition.
Other Titles Family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease
Language English
Description 599 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-595).
ISBN 9781410497512
1410497518
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