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The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words

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The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words

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First person stories of patients who recovered from Alzheimer's Disease--and how they did it.

It has been said that everyone knows a cancer survivor, but no one has met an Alzheimer's survivor – until now. In his first two books, Dr. Dale Bredesen outlined the revolutionary treatments that are changing what had previously seemed like the inevitable outcome of cognitive decline and dementia.  And in these moving narratives, you can hear directly from the first survivors of Alzheimer’s themselves--their own amazing stories of hope told in their own words.
 
These first person accounts honestly detail the fear, struggle, and ultimate victory of each patient's journey. They vividly describe what it is like to have Alzheimer's. They also drill down on how each of these patients made the program work for them--the challenges, the workarounds, the encouraging results that are so motivating. Dr. Bredesen includes commentary following each story to help point readers to the tips and tricks that might help them as well.

Dr. Bredesen's patients have not just survived; they have thrived to rediscover fulfilling lives, rewarding relationships, and meaningful work. This book will give unprecedented hope to patients and their families.

Dale Bredesen, M.D., is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Alzheimer's (Avery, 2017) and The End of Alzheimer's Program (Avery, 2020). He has held faculty positions at UC San Francisco, UCLA, and the University of California San Diego, and directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA.

ISBN: 9780593192429

ISBN-10: 9780593192429

Publisher: Avery

Publication Date: 08/17/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/17/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 272

Language: English

Categories

Health & Fitness / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia

Medical / Physician & Patient

Biography & Autobiography / Medical (incl. Patients)