New eBook is Released About THE ALZHEIMER'S EPIDEMIC

New eBook is Released About THE ALZHEIMER'S EPIDEMIC

Author Danton H. O'Day, PhD has just released a new eBook, "The Alzheimer's Epidemic-Searching for Causes and a Cure" (US$14.99; ISBN 978-1-4566-1356-3), in which he provides breakthrough insight on Alzheimer's disease and the increasing, threatening Alzheimer's epidemic. With 80 original figures (most in colour) and 15 tables in 16 detailed chapters, O'Day's new book goes well beyond what the average person reads in newspapers and online. By reviewing the latest international research it delves deeply into our understanding of the dreaded descent into darkness that characterizes this terrifying disease.

There is a growing concern worldwide that the Alzheimer's epidemic will be a devastating economic problem. Its effect on healthcare resources will be immeasurable. But to those who suffer from the disease, their family and caregivers, the concerns are more real and much more personal. This is the first book to explain what the Alzheimer's epidemic is. It details what is known about the disease and what is being done to find a cure. In a no-holds-barred approach, it takes the reader beyond the simplicity of newspaper articles and web-based reporting by detailing the progressive changes that occur in Alzheimer's brain. It covers what causes those changes and how biomedical researchers are directing their efforts to find the causes and a cure for this devastating disease.

The following are just some of the questions that are answered:

What are the types of Alzheimer's disease? What causes Alzheimer's disease? What are plaques and tangles? How does the disease progress? How is the latest research helping? Which pharmaceuticals offer hope? What are biomarkers and how can they help? What genes are involved in the disease? Why is finding a cure taking so long? Why does Alzheimer's exist? Was there an evolutionary advantage to plaques & tangles? What does the future hold?

The answers to these questions will not only be enlightening, they will reveal what lies on the horizon. There is good news and bad news. Knowing what they are will help us all understand what we are up against as we deal with the Alzheimer's epidemic on a personal and global level.

The Alzheimer's Epidemic is written by Danton H. O'Day, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and The Department of Cell & Systems Biology at the University of Toronto. With over 130 original research publications and several books that include original research on the brain and on Alzheimer's disease proteins, he offers an insightful, unique and critical view on the subject.