Can't Remember What I Forgot

Can't Remember What I Forgot

The Good News From the Front Lines of Memory Research

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A behind-the-scenes examination of the ground-breaking world of memory research reveals the latest findings about memory loss, how close scientists are in coming up with ways to diagnose, treat, and even cure Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and the effectiveness of keeping one's mind active in terms of leaving one's mind intact. Simultaneous.

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When Sue Halpern decided to emulate the first modern scientist of memory, Hermann Ebbinghaus, who experimented on himself, she had no idea that after a day of radioactive testing, her brain would become so "hot" that leaving through the front door of the lab would trigger the alarm. This was not the first time that Halpern had her head examined while researching Can't Remember What I Forgot, nor would it be the last.



Halpern spent years in the company of the neuroscientists, pharmacologists, psychologists, nutritionists, and inventors who are hunting for the genes and molecules, the drugs and foods, the machines, the prosthetics, the behaviors, and the therapies that will stave off Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and keep our minds-and memories-intact. Like many of us who have had a relative or friend succumb to memory loss, who are getting older, who are hearing statistics about our own chances of falling victim to dementia, or who worry that each lapse of memory portends disease, Halpern wanted to find out what the experts really knew; what the bench scientists were working on; how close science is to a cure, to treatment, and to accurate early diagnosis; and, of course, whether the crossword puzzles, sudokus, and ballroom dancing we've been told to take up can really keep us lucid or if they're just something to do before the inevitable overtakes us.



Beautifully written, sharply observed, and deeply informed, Can't Remember What I Forgot is a book full of vital information-and a solid dose of hope.

Baker
& Taylor

An examination of the world of memory research reveals the latest findings about memory loss, how close scientists are to finding ways to diagnose, treat, and even cure dementia, and the effectiveness of keeping one's mind active.

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781400127542
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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