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Retrogenesis 2

Retrogenesis 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479746983
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Retrogenesis 2 by Book Resume:

A megalomaniac politician continues relentlessly with his devious quest to take control of a new and potentially world destroying technology. This technology is being kept safe on an island - created as if by magic - using the powerful new technology itself to ensure that it is only used for beneficial means Rival powers desperately crave possession of the technology and attempt to intimidate the small island into submission by using military muscle. The Islanders are driven to using their peaceful technology as a dramatic weapon of defence ..Will this paradox fulfil their dreams or will it become their nightmare?

Retrogenesis 3

Retrogenesis 3 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1910394904
Author: Robert Swann
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
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Retrogenesis 3 by Robert Swann Book Resume:

The power hungry disgraced politician Colin Wilson, now forced into exile, plots deadly revenge against the scientists who have twice defeated his attempts to snatch control of their revolutionary world changing technology. Against their better judgement the scientists are forced once again to use their peaceful technology as a 'weapon of defence' to safeguard their Island home. Under relentless attack from Wilson and the unprincipled Federation of Nations the scientists and the other Islanders once more demonstrate their willingness to sacrifice everything except their integrity to safeguard the future of their discovery. In their safe hands the technology will be used to benefit mankind but in the wrong ones will probably destroy it. Who will prevail in the final deadly battle for control in which the winner takes all?

Hunter's Way

Hunter's Way [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1785075659
Author: Robert Swann
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
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Hunter's Way by Robert Swann Book Resume:

Who is Simon Hunter? Is he a wealthy international entrepreneur or a parasite preying on an unsuspecting society? Simon Hunter is a rare binary man. Some see him as the abductor of talented individuals and others as a liberator of down trodden ordinary people - but beware, with him nothing is quite as it seems. What he does and the way he does it excites the interests of intelligence agencies on both sides of the Atlantic; they want to use his unique talents to further their own devious aspirations. He is thrust unwillingly into a complicated life of intrigue and double dealing which takes him to the squalid back streets of London, the unsavoury ghettos of Africa and immerses him in the sinister world of international conspiracy. Can he come to terms with the the demands thrust upon him when his family become enmeshed in the danger of the shadowy world into which he finds himself? The answer to his dilemma unfolds in a series of unpredictable and fateful consequences which will leave him and those around him forever changed.

The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease

The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1421441098
Author: Jennifer R. Stelter
Publisher: JHU Press
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The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease by Jennifer R. Stelter Book Resume:

You'll read stories about other caregivers who face the same struggles.

Still Alice

Still Alice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439157030
Author: Lisa Genova
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Still Alice by Lisa Genova Book Resume:

In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer’s disease—only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart! Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what it’s like to literally lose your mind... Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.

Writing the 9/11 Decade

Writing the 9/11 Decade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501313215
Author: Charlie Lee-Potter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Writing the 9/11 Decade by Charlie Lee-Potter Book Resume:

Writing the 9/11 Decade investigates the relation of the novel to reportage, and the role of both in shaping culture, by looking at novelists' journalistic responses to the September 11 attacks. Journalist and academic Charlie Lee-Potter argues that novelists were entrapped by the expectation that they would provide an immediate non-fiction response to 9/11. Beginning with an examination of the sometimes mawkish writing that emerged in the days after the attacks, Writing the 9/11 Decade traces the evolution of literary journalism – in writers such as Ian McEwan, Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Mohsin Hamid and Nadeem Aslam – into new methods of subsuming the disaster, while attempting to stand apart from it. It includes interviews with novelists such as Richard Ford, Amy Waldman and Kamila Shamsie, as well as the only longform interview granted by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is himself a 9/11 survivor. In assessing the novel's capacity to respond to and contain an unimagined traumatic event, Writing the 9/11 Decade stands as a contemporary history of the form.

Care Giving for Alzheimer’s Disease

Care Giving for Alzheimer’s Disease [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493924079
Author: Verna Benner Carson,Katherine Johnson Vanderhorst,Harold G. Koenig
Publisher: Springer
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Care Giving for Alzheimer’s Disease by Verna Benner Carson,Katherine Johnson Vanderhorst,Harold G. Koenig Book Resume:

Veteran clinicians offer a unique framework for understanding the psychological origins of behaviors typical of Alzheimer's and other dementias, and for providing appropriate care for patients as they decline. Guidelines are rooted in the theory of retrogenesis in dementia--that those with the condition regress in stages toward infancy--as well as knowledge of associated brain damage. The objective is to meet patients where they are developmentally to best be able to address the tasks of their daily lives, from eating and toileting to preventing falls and wandering. This accessible information gives readers a platform for creating strategies that are respectful, sensitive, and tailored to individual needs, thus avoiding problems that result when care is ineffective or counterproductive. Featured in the coverage: Abilities and disabilities during the different stages of Alzheimer's disease. Strategies for keeping the patient's finances safe. Pain in those with dementia, and why it is frequently ignored. "Help! I've lost my mother and can't find her!" Sexuality and intimacy in persons with dementia. Instructive vignettes of successful caring interventions. Given the projected numbers of individuals expected to develop dementing conditions, Care Giving for Alzheimer’s Disease will find immediate interest among clinical psychologists, health psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and primary care physicians.

Diffusion MRI

Diffusion MRI [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0124055095
Author: Heidi Johansen-Berg,Timothy E.J. Behrens
Publisher: Academic Press
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Diffusion MRI by Heidi Johansen-Berg,Timothy E.J. Behrens Book Resume:

Diffusion MRI remains the most comprehensive reference for understanding this rapidly evolving and powerful technology and is an essential handbook for designing, analyzing, and interpreting diffusion MR experiments. Diffusion imaging provides a unique window on human brain anatomy. This non-invasive technique continues to grow in popularity as a way to study brain pathways that could never before be investigated in vivo. This book covers the fundamental theory of diffusion imaging, discusses its most promising applications to basic and clinical neuroscience, and introduces cutting-edge methodological developments that will shape the field in coming years. Written by leading experts in the field, it places the exciting new results emerging from diffusion imaging in the context of classical anatomical techniques to show where diffusion studies might offer unique insights and where potential limitations lie. Fully revised and updated edition of the first comprehensive reference on a powerful technique in brain imaging Covers all aspects of a diffusion MRI study from acquisition through analysis to interpretation, and from fundamental theory to cutting-edge developments New chapters covering connectomics, advanced diffusion acquisition, artifact removal, and applications to the neonatal brain Provides practical advice on running an experiment Includes discussion of applications in psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, and basic neuroscience Full color throughout

Genomics, Circuits, and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Genomics, Circuits, and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0128005300
Author: Thomas Lehner,Bruce L. Miller,Matthew W. State
Publisher: Academic Press
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Genomics, Circuits, and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry by Thomas Lehner,Bruce L. Miller,Matthew W. State Book Resume:

This foundational work comprehensively examines the current state of the genetics, genomics and brain circuitry of psychiatric and neurological disorders. It consolidates discoveries of specific genes and genomic regions associated with these conditions, the genetic and anatomic architecture of these syndromes, and addresses how recent advances in genomics are leading to a reappraisal of the biology underlying clinical neuroscience. In doing so, it critically examines the promise and limitations of these discoveries toward treatment, and to the interdisciplinary nature of understanding brain and behavior. Coverage includes new discoveries regarding autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability, dementias, movement disorders, language impairment, disorders of attention, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Genomics, Circuits, and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry focuses on key concepts, challenges, findings, and methods in genetics, genomics, molecular pathways, brain circuitry, and related neurobiology of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Provides interdisciplinary appeal in psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, and genetics Identifies key concepts, methods, and findings Includes coverage of multiple disorders from autism to schizophrenia Reviews specific genes associated with disorders Discusses the genetic architecture of these syndromes Explains how recent findings are influencing the understanding of biology Clarifies the promise of these findings for future treatment

Down Syndrome: From Understanding the Neurobiology to Therapy

Down Syndrome: From Understanding the Neurobiology to Therapy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0444543007
Publisher: Elsevier
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Down Syndrome: From Understanding the Neurobiology to Therapy by Book Resume:

Down syndrome (DS) is the most common example of neurogenetic aneuploid disorder leading to mental retardation. In most cases, DS results from an extra copy of chromosome 21 (HSA21) producing deregulated gene expression in brain that gives raise to subnormal intellectual functioning. The topic of this volume is of broad interest for the neuroscience community, because it tackles the concept of neurogenomics, that is, how the genome as a whole contributes to a neurodevelopmental cognitive disorders, such as DS, and thus to the development, structure and function of the nervous system. This volume of Progress in Brain Research discusses comparative genomics, gene expression atlases of the brain, network genetics, engineered mouse models and applications to human and mouse behavioral and cognitive phenotypes. It brings together scientists of diverse backgrounds, by facilitating the integration of research directed at different levels of biological organization, and by highlighting translational research and the application of the existing scientific knowledge to develop improved DS treatments and cures. Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional, Fifth Edition

Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional, Fifth Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0826132286
Author: Dr. Alex Moroz, MD,Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, MD,Dr. Herb Zaretsky, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
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Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional, Fifth Edition by Dr. Alex Moroz, MD,Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, MD,Dr. Herb Zaretsky, PhD Book Resume:

The fifth edition of this landmark volume has been substantially updated and expanded to encompass an abundance of innovative rehabilitation research supported by changing technology and new research methodologies. Written for rehabilitation practitioners, researchers, and students, it distills crucial new information regarding aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings. The fifth edition addresses new topics at the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability from clinical, functional, and psychological perspectives, including traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and new and technology-based rehabilitation research. The book delivers new findings about social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative treatments, trends in treatment delivery and payment systems, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation. New chapter authors—noted authorities in their fields—address rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine, among other topics. The text continues to be the only guide to medical aspects of disability for nonphysician rehabilitation professionals and other health care providers outside of rehabilitation medicine. It serves as a comprehensive guide on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and more. New to the Fifth Edition: Updated coverage of rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine New information about traumatic brain injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and Technology-based research Innovations in delivery and payment systems, accreditation, opportunities and challenges for quality, and outcome assessments New findings regarding social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation Updates on speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders New coverage of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and pediatric disorders Key Features: Delivers key information critical to the study of disability including functional status, prognosis, psychology, and vocational issues Discusses how changes in health care regulations have impacted rehabilitation medicine delivery Analyzes the convergence of emerging technologies and clinical practice Includes the contributions of distinguished practitioners, researchers, and educators Provides a robust Instructor’s Manual

The Dementias

The Dementias [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781585627561
Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
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The Dementias by Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton Book Resume:

Confusion. Fear. Isolation. This is the human experience of dementing illness, and it is at the heart of this practical, informative volume by a broad range of clinically grounded experts. This book is designed to meet the needs of clinicians dealing with persons with dementing illness and to serve as an introduction to the pathophysiology of dementing illness and a resource for clinical investigators. The giant strides in dementia research since the publication of the first edition in 1991 have generated optimism that we will soon be able to delay onset and even prevent these diseases that devastate both patients and caregivers. This third edition has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover changes in the classification, management and treatment of dementing illnesses and to give a more extensive account of basic and clinical research findings. At the same time, this remarkable volume indicates the interaction of the patient's personality, the caregiver, and the environment with the pathophysiology of dementing illnesses that creates the variety of symptoms accompanying these illnesses and impacting their treatment. Like the second edition, this third edition has three sections, flowing from diagnosis through management/treatment to research. New to this edition are A world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease A beautifully illustrated chapter on contemporary neuroimaging Discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies This third edition is exceptionally valuable for addressing the day-to-day challenges of dealing effectively and humanely with persons with dementing illness. Case examples are used in the chapters on psychological/behavioral and drug management to indicate practical approaches to maintaining patients at their optimal level of function. Unlike similar texts, this volume also reviews legal and ethical issues in the care of persons with dementing illness and shows how clinicians and caregivers how to mobilize community resources. Extensive reference lists round out each chapter. The book concludes with 11 assessment guides and rating scales and an index. Now more than ever, there is hope that advances in understanding dementing illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease will lead to their effective treatment, and ultimately to their prevention. Until then, clinicians, families, and society will continue to be faced with the challenges posed by these illnesses -- making this book a "must read" for physicians and other health care professionals, whether in training, in practice, or engaged in clinical research.

Promises, Secrets, Danger

Promises, Secrets, Danger [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789552605
Author: Johanna Jackson
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
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Promises, Secrets, Danger by Johanna Jackson Book Resume:

This is a story about how friends lives become entwined and complicated by the actions of one man. Whilst working undercover, an MI5 agent is instructed to do whatever it takes to bring down the Mafia family he has infiltrated. Danger of death is ever present as the Don is in the frame for a haul of drugs and guns worth millions. Ever the professional and keen not to blow the whole operation, the undercover agent becomes embroiled in a situation which questions his principles, as drug-induced sexual experiences with the Don's daughter distract and challenge his loyalties. The question is, who will be hurt and who will survive?


Dementia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0470858605
Author: Mario Maj,Norman Sartorius
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Dementia by Mario Maj,Norman Sartorius Book Resume:

Dementia is most frequently associated with aging and is, at present, under-diagnosed and under-represented all over the world. Discrepancies in the diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions implemented in the various clinical contexts are significant and consequently, the need for a review of the currently available research evidence and a discussion of different clinical practices is urgently needed. This book provides a much needed review of the diagnostic procedures and the implementations of therapeutic interventions. * Provides accompanying commentaries by an outstanding line up of contributors * Covers developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economic evaluation and quality improvement * Provides an unbiased and reliable reference point

Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies

Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 111918777X
Author: Consumer Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies by Consumer Dummies Book Resume:

Your sensitive, authoritative guide to Alzheimer's and dementia If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, it's only natural to feel fraught with fear and uncertainty about what lies ahead. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. This friendly and authoritative guide is here to help you make smart, informed choices throughout the different scenarios you'll encounter as a person caring for someone diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. From making sense of a diagnosis to the best ways to cope with symptoms, Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies is the trusted companion you can count on as you navigate your way through this difficult landscape. Affecting one's memory, thinking, and behavior, dementia and Alzheimer's disease can't be prevented, cured, or slowed—but a diagnosis doesn't mean you have to be left helpless! Inside, you'll find out how to make sense of the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, understand the stages of the illnesses, and, most importantly, keep your loved one safe and comfortable—no matter how severe their symptoms are. Find out what to expect from Alzheimer's and dementia Discover what to keep in mind while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia Uncover symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Alzheimer's and dementia Learn the critical information needed to help manage these illnesses Whether you're new to caring for a person affected by Alzheimer's or dementia or just looking for some answers and relief on your journey, this is the trusted resource you'll turn to again and again.

Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease

Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466684798
Author: Dick-Muehlke, Cordula
Publisher: IGI Global
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Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease by Dick-Muehlke, Cordula Book Resume:

Cognitive impairment, through Alzheimer’s disease or other related forms of dementia, is a serious concern for afflicted individuals and their caregivers. Understanding patients’ mental state and combatting social stigmas are important considerations in caring for cognitively impaired individuals. Psychosocial Studies of the Individual's Changing Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease describes programs and strategies that professional and family caregivers can implement to engage and improve the quality of life of persons suffering from cognitive impairment. Including real-world cases by international experts and a personal approach to the subject, this book is an important resource for caregivers, researchers, and families living with dementia.

Applied Computing in Medicine and Health

Applied Computing in Medicine and Health [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 012803498X
Author: Dhiya Al-Jumeily,Abir Hussain,Conor Mallucci,Carol Oliver
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
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Applied Computing in Medicine and Health by Dhiya Al-Jumeily,Abir Hussain,Conor Mallucci,Carol Oliver Book Resume:

Applied Computing in Medicine and Health is a comprehensive presentation of on-going investigations into current applied computing challenges and advances, with a focus on a particular class of applications, primarily artificial intelligence methods and techniques in medicine and health. Applied computing is the use of practical computer science knowledge to enable use of the latest technology and techniques in a variety of different fields ranging from business to scientific research. One of the most important and relevant areas in applied computing is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health and medicine. Artificial intelligence in health and medicine (AIHM) is assuming the challenge of creating and distributing tools that can support medical doctors and specialists in new endeavors. The material included covers a wide variety of interdisciplinary perspectives concerning the theory and practice of applied computing in medicine, human biology, and health care. Particular attention is given to AI-based clinical decision-making, medical knowledge engineering, knowledge-based systems in medical education and research, intelligent medical information systems, intelligent databases, intelligent devices and instruments, medical AI tools, reasoning and metareasoning in medicine, and methodological, philosophical, ethical, and intelligent medical data analysis. Discusses applications of artificial intelligence in medical data analysis and classifications Provides an overview of mobile health and telemedicine with specific examples and case studies Explains how behavioral intervention technologies use smart phones to support a patient centered approach Covers the design and implementation of medical decision support systems in clinical practice using an applied case study approach

Connections, Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease

Connections, Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642606806
Author: Bradley T. Hyman,Charles Duyckaerts
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Connections, Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease by Bradley T. Hyman,Charles Duyckaerts Book Resume:

The fundamental relationship between the neuropathological lesions of Alzheimer's disease and the problem of what underlies the clinical syndrome has remained unsolved since the beginning of the century. Are neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques directly related to clinical symptoms, or are they epiphenomena that signal synaptic and neuronal loss? In the last decade, these questions have been revisited through systematic studies of individuals with various degrees of dementia using newer immunohistochemical techniques and quantitative approaches to neuropathological study. It is now possible to have a uniform picture of Alzheimer's disease dementia as resulting from collapse of specific neural systems, as pathological changes selectively and specifically involve structures related to memory and higher cognitive functions.This book contains the proceedings of a meeting organized by the Fondation Ipsen which brought together researchers in neuropathology, molecular biology, genetics, neuropsychology, brain imagery and clinical neurology. .

Sphingolipid Biochemistry

Sphingolipid Biochemistry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1475703961
Author: Julian N. Kanfer,Sen-itiroh Hakomori
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Alzheimer’s Disease in Contemporary U.S. Fiction

Alzheimer’s Disease in Contemporary U.S. Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000410625
Author: Cristina Garrigós
Publisher: Routledge
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Alzheimer’s Disease in Contemporary U.S. Fiction by Cristina Garrigós Book Resume:

This volume seeks to bring readers to a deeper understanding of contemporary cultural and social configurations of Alzheimer’s disease by analyzing 21st-century U.S. novels in which the disease plays a key narrative role. Via analysis of selected works, Garrigós considers how the erasure of memory in a person with Alzheimer’s affects our idea of the identity of that person and their sense of belonging to a group. Starting out from three different types of memory (individual, social and cultural), the study focuses on the narrative strategies that authors use to configure how the disease is perceived and represented. This study is significant not only because of what the texts reveal about those with Alzheimer’s, but also for what they say about us - about the authors and readers who are producing and consuming these texts, about how we see this disease, and what our attitudes to it say about contemporary U.S. society.