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Synopsis: In this remarkable book, Charles P. Pierce intertwines two dramatic stories-the scientific race to discover the causes of Alzheimer's and the moving experiences of the Pierce family as they struggle with the disease.
More than four million Americans develop Alzheimer's every year, just as Charles Pierce's father did-horrifically and genetically-and in Hard to Forget, Pierce takes us deep into the country of this disease, to explore how it affects both the body and a family. When his father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the author goes on a quest to discover everything he can about the disease. He discusses here Dr. Alois Alzheimer's work early in the twentieth century, then shows how Watson and Crick's announcement of the double-helix structure of DNA opened up the field of Alzheimer's research and led to discoveries by the "genome cowboys"-Dr. Allen Roses, Dr. Peter Hyslop, and others-of the genetic components of the disease. At the heart of this book, too, is the powerful, emotional story of how the Pierce family coped with Alzheimer's and with the threat that the author-and his children-might also inherit it.
Elegant and richly informative, Hard to Forget is a unique and provocative book.
From the Back Cover:
"Frau Auguste D. was fifty-one years old, socially prominent, and she was becoming an embarrassment to her family. She raged inchoately at her husband, accusing him of infidelity. She raged at her doctors, accusing them of rape. She wandered the city. She screamed in the streets. So, one day in l906, in the city of Frankfurt in Germany, her family brought her to see a doctor, a neuropathologist, a protégé of Emil Kraepelin, Freud's great rival. Stout and balding, peering out at the world through thick spectacles, the doctor almost was a parody of the owlish academic. His name was Alois Alzheimer."
-from Hard to Forget
Title: Hard to Forget: An Alzheimers Story
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