[PDF] Download ☆ Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story | by ↠ Charles P. Pierce


  • Title: Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story
  • Author: Charles P. Pierce
  • ISBN: 9780679452911
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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 ForgeIn 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.
    Charles P. Pierce
    Charles P Charlie Pierce is a nationally known American sportswriter, author, and game show panelist His best known work is Idiot America How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.


    Commentaires:

    Katharine
    I've been reading some books on Alzheimer's and dementia this summer, and I found this one fit the perfect spot between too memoir-y & romanticized, and too scientific and difficult to wade through. Poetic language. Really enjoyed it.

    Maggie
    I finally scored a used copy of this book, which for some reason wasn't available in my library or through ILA.Charles Pierce is currently one of my daily go-to journalists, writing an Esquire blog. He's brilliant. He also has a harrowing family history of Alzheimer's disease. His father and his father's three brothers all died of Alzheimer's. He wrote the book in 2000, and at that time, he had chosen not to undergo genetic testing for himself, but I'm grateful to surmise from his writing that h [...]

    Gray
    This was an honest book about one family's experience with Alzheimer's Disease---mostly, and that was what I liked about the book. Pierce does not paint heroic portraits of his family, although I'd say his wife Margaret comes close to it. His mother denies her husband's decrepitude to a criminal degree, yet Pierce does not demonize her; he just states the facts. The book also contains many pages about the researchers into the disease. The author tried to make it interesting by making much of the [...]

    Darilyn DeMaria
    Very informative and interesting that it was so young a disease!!!!! Can't believe it takes an autopsy to figure it out. Just read in the paper that there is a link to help identify the plaque. Read this along with fiction from my shelf and it makes alzheimers much LESS daunting. Just to know what is coming, or what could come.

    Jean
    I found this book, anchored by the author’s experience with his father’s Alzheimer’s disease, to be just “okay.” Though the subject is similar, it has none of the good insights I found in “The Caregiver”, or “Dancing with Rose” or “The House on Beartown Road.”

    Catherine
    The author weaves his own story in with the story of the scientific work on Alzheimer's. Fascinating.

    Samantha
    A history of Alzheimer's intertwined with the author's family's story. It gave me good information as well as inspiration.

    Jayne
    Tried to read it, couldn't get into it

    Taro Yamashita
    I read this a while ago, when it was available in hard cover. Very well researched, very well written. An "in the trenches" account of dealing with family with a history with Alzheimer's disease.

    Kyle Putman
    The author wonderfully melds personal anecdotes of his family's tragic history of Alzheimer's with factual and scientific studies into the world of this terrible disease.

    Linda
    Such a sad disease for the whole family. This book does a good job of telling it like it is and some up to date science.

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