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In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's

In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's

作者 : Joseph Jebelli

出版社 : JOHN MURRAY PUBLISHERS LTD.

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定價 : NT 605

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入圍2017年THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 決選名單

「喬瑟夫‧傑彼利對於阿茲海默症治療方法,清楚、閱讀輕鬆、理解簡單的研究,這個世界正面臨阿茲海默症四面八方的夾攻,已經無處可躲」─時代雜誌

阿茲海默症又被稱做腦退化症,是一種隨著時間不停惡化的病症,除了記憶力退化之外,病症還包括行為或性格的改變,成因還不清楚,但已成為現代社會的一種常見疾病,在英國,2016年取代心臟病成為致死率最高的疾病。

作者是腦神經科學專家,在書中他以祖父的故事最為導論,說明阿茲海默症對人類會造成怎樣的影響,也因為祖父的病症,傑彼利致力於找出阿茲海默症的治療方法。

研究過程中,傑彼利造訪世界各地蒐集資訊,從亞洲、非洲到歐洲,從城市到叢林,看到有許多科學家、醫生付出大把時間做研究,也有許多病人和親屬的經歷也讓專家們改變了原本對於此病症的看法。

傑彼利對於找出治療方法很樂觀,目前我們所能做的就是去了解阿茲海默症。

For readers of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Henry Marsh, a riveting, gorgeously written biography of one of history's most fascinating and confounding diseases--Alzheimer's--from its discovery more than 100 years ago to today's race towards a cure.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017

Named "Science Book of the Month" by Bookseller

Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide -- there are more than 5 million people diagnosed in the US alone. And as our population ages, scientists are working against the clock to find a cure.

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is among them. His beloved grandfather had Alzheimer's and now he's written the book he needed then -- a very human history of this frightening disease. But In Pursuit of Memory is also a thrilling scientific detective story that takes you behind the headlines. Jebelli's quest takes us from nineteenth-century Germany and post-war England, to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the technological proving grounds of Japan; through America, India, China, Iceland, Sweden, and Colombia. Its heroes are scientists from around the world -- many of whom he's worked with -- and the brave patients and families who have changed the way that researchers think about the disease.

This compelling insider's account shows vividly why Jebelli feels so hopeful about a cure, but also why our best defense in the meantime is to understand the disease. In Pursuit of Memory is a clever, moving, eye-opening guide to the threat one in three of us faces now.
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