Dementia Reimagined
  • Author : Tia Powell
  • Release Date : 02 April 2019
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 9780735210929

Dementia Reimagined Book Summary

The cultural and medical history of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by a leading psychiatrist and bioethicist who urges us to turn our focus from cure to care. Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn't prepared to address the challenges she faced when her grandmother, and then her mother, were diagnosed with dementia--not to mention confronting the hard truth that her own odds aren't great. In the U.S., 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day; by the time a person reaches 85, their chances of having dementia approach 50 percent. And the truth is, there is no cure, and none coming soon, despite the perpetual promises by pharmaceutical companies that they are just one more expensive study away from a pill. Dr. Powell's goal is to move the conversation away from an exclusive focus on cure to a genuine appreciation of care--what we can do for those who have dementia, and how to keep life meaningful and even joyful. Reimagining Dementia is a moving combination of medicine and memoir, peeling back the untold history of dementia, from the story of Solomon Fuller, a black doctor whose research at the turn of the twentieth century anticipated important aspects of what we know about dementia today, to what has been gained and lost with the recent bonanza of funding for Alzheimer's at the expense of other forms of the disease. In demystifying dementia, Dr. Powell helps us understand it with clearer eyes, from the point of view of both physician and caregiver. Ultimately, she wants us all to know that dementia is not only about loss--it's also about the preservation of dignity and hope.

Dementia Reimagined

Dementia Reimagined

Author : Tia Powell
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The cultural and medical history of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by a leading psychiatrist and bioethicist who urges us to turn our focus from cure to care. Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn't prepared to address the challenges she faced when her grandmother, and then her ...

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Author : J. A. Bouma
Publisher : EmmausWay Press
Genre : Fiction
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**Purchase includes a free online course on faith*** What do you do when the faith you’ve always known no longer makes sense? That’s the haunting, confusing, unexpected question confronting twentysomething Peter Daniel Young after a friend doubts whether Christianity makes sense of life and has anything to offer. ...

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Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
Genre : History
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Publisher : Cornell University Press
Genre : History
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Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A dynamic and inspiring exploration of the new science that is redrawing the future for people in their forties, fifties, and sixties for the better—and for good. There’s no such thing as an inevitable midlife crisis, Barbara Bradley Hagerty writes in this provocative, hopeful book. It’s a ...

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Publisher : BRILL
Genre : Education
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Author : Leonard A. Steverson
Publisher : Vernon Press
Genre : Psychology
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“Addiction Reimagined: Challenging Views of an Enduring Social Problem” outlines the current issues in the field of substance use and addiction by thoroughly analyzing its history and other concerns such as diagnosis, treatment, and prevention measures, or the effect of addiction on the family and its connection to the criminal ...

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Author : Candyce Copp Grisham
Publisher : C&T Publishing Inc
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Embrace the art of quilting with simple instructions to create particularly beautiful Dresden plate blocks. Each variation looks unique and all are astonishingly easy to sew. Use any and all of the twenty-five design elements, including the four different edge treatments, the range of sizes (2”–9 1/2”), and the amazing variety of ...