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The Myth of Alzheimer"s

What You Aren"t Being Told About Today"s Most Dreaded Diagnosis

by Peter J. Whitehouse

  • 360 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Consumer Health,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • Diseases - Alzheimer"s & Dementia,
  • Health & Fitness / Diseases / Nervous System (incl. Brain),
  • Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain),
  • Alzheimer"s disease,
  • Popular works

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10389109M
    ISBN 10031236816X
    ISBN 109780312368166

    Myth 9: There are treatments available to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease At this time, there is no treatment to cure, delay or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. FDA-approved drugs temporarily slow worsening of symptoms for about 6 to 12 months, on average, for about half of the individuals who take them. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an .

      Most people know about Alzheimer's disease and its physical and mental effects, but there are a few myths surrounding the disease that disguise themselves as fact. With help from WebMD and the Alzheimer's Organization, we're debunking some of the most popular myths on the internet. Alzheimer's is an old person's disease. While the majority of Alzheimer's patients are older t it .   The greatest impediment to communicating with people with Alzheimer’s disease is the illusion of knowledge that the person is already gone. — Michael Verde, founder of Memory Bridge. There seems to be this notion that people with advanced Alzheimer’s are nothing, but a .

    Dementia is a broad term for a group of symptoms that mean you have trouble with learning and memory. Alzheimer's disease is one form of dementia, the most common type.   This is a myth. While the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are older t there are certainly cases of individuals in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Early-onset cases account for roughly 10% of the population who is with the disease.


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The Myth of Alzheimer"s by Peter J. Whitehouse Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book surely would have helped our family.” ―Ann Davidson, author of Alzheimer's: A Love Story and A Curious Kind of Widow “The Myth of Alzheimer's is an arresting and eminently readable book. This courageous, thoughtful book demands immediate attention.” ―Margaret Lock, author of Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention Cited by: A Prominent expert in brain aging transforms the way we think about and treat Alzheimer's Disease.

Backed up by research, full of practical advice and information and infused with hope and warmth, The Myth of Alzheimer's by Dr. Peter Whitehouse with Danny George liberates us from the crippling mental illness label and teaches us how to best approach memory loss in ourselves and in others while.

“The Myth of Alzheimer’s is an arresting and eminently readable book. This courageous, thoughtful book demands immediate attention.” - Margaret Lock, author of Twice Dead: Organ Transplants /5(35). The Myth of Alzheimer's. 1, likes 6 talking about this. The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis was published by St.

Martin's Press in and Followers: K. Advance Praise for The Myth of Alzheimer's "In less than 25 years, Alzheimer disease evolved from being a rare cause of early onset dementia to a disorder feared by almost every adult.

The Myth of Alzheimer's is a thought provoking book that raises important questions about later life cognitive decline and Alzheimer disease.

Get the facts about Alzheimer's disease as we clear up five common misunderstandings. Myth No. 1: Alzheimer’s happens only to older people. Most people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older.

But. Peter Whitehouse: “I am writing this book for one simple reason: to empower readers to stand up to the dominant, stigmatizing biological myth of Alzheimers that scientists like me, with more than a little help from the drug companies and others with financial.

That said, I have some questions after reading The Myth. According to this book, the first “Alzheimer’s” patient was a young-ish woman code named Auguste D. Auguste D. was in her late 40’s when she started showing symptoms of dementia and aggression. There are many myths about dementia in general and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in particular.

These false and misleading beliefs have led many people to try the wrong treatments and avoid seeking appropriate help. Such myths need busting. Here are ten common myths and why they’re wrong. Dementia is a natural part of aging Dementia isn’t [ ].

New approaches to brain aging require new stories that can move us beyond the myth of Alzheimer's disease and towards improved quality of life for all aging persons in our society. It is in this book that your new story can begin." -Peter Whitehouse, M.D., Ph.D.

The Alzheimer's label too often generates fear, paranoia, and anxiety. It obscures the potential for vitality and wisdom that still exists in the graying years.

By taking a closer look at what Alzheimer's is and isn't, Whitehouse offers hope to families as well as to those who suffer from a decline. In The Myth of Alzheimer's, authors Whitehouse and George ask you to understand that: what we are routinely told is not the whole truth about Alzheimer's disease, there is no universal agreement on the cause or cure for the symptoms of Alzheimer's in brain or behavior, and a billion-dollar industry relies on the perpetuation of the 5/5(5).

Myth No. 7: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are the same thing. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but there are other.

The Myth of Alzheimer's. PART ONE. THE HISTORY OF A DISEASE. INTRODUCTION. REVEALING THE MYTH OF ALZHEIMER'S. If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope. —ALBERT EINSTEIN. When we think about myths, we usually think of timeless tales of gods, heroes, and monsters that entertain and : St.

Martin''s Publishing Group. Books shelved as alzheimers: Still Alice by Lisa Genova, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean, Merci Suárez Changes G.

Myth No. 3: Alzheimer's disease isn't fatal. Because Alzheimer's disease most commonly occurs among the elderly, people who have it often die of. Myth #1: Dementia and Alzheimer's disease are the same thing.

Fact: Dementia is not a specific disease itself; rather, the term refers to a group of symptoms that can be caused by several different brain disorders. Dementia is characterized by impaired intellectual functioning such as memory loss, language difficulty, decreased perception, and impaired reasoning.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Books for Caregivers Caregivers need comfort too — and few people know this fact better than the family members of someone with Alzheimer’s.

Caring for someone with dementia poses unique challenges, but it can be difficult to figure out where to turn to ask about senior care options or how to cope with difficult. The Myth of Alzheimers—What you aren't being told about today's most dreaded diagnosis, by Peter ouse, M.D., Ph.D.

with Daniel. The Myth of Alzheimer's is the right book at the right time. More and more people are turning away from conventional medicine, partly because its cost has skyrocketed, partly because its "promises" have failed to materialize or damaged those who trusted it.

The ideas this book presents will help both the aging and their caregivers gain maximum /5(23). Five myths about Alzheimer’s disease. Myth No. 1. The first detectable marker of Alzheimer's is memory loss. Popular coverage of Alzheimer’s tends to Author: Denise Park.The Myth of Alzheimers: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis is a book I recommend to anyone with any concerns about this diagnosis.

Peter Whitehouse is a well known neurologist. He used to be a spokesperson for a number of drug companies that offered pharmaceutical approaches to Alzheimers disease.We refer to Alzheimer's as a "myth" (And indeed, that is the title of our recently released book The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (St.