After giving a detailed description of the disease, this book explores a range of possible causes of Alzheimer's disease from genetics to environmental factors such as aluminum. This book also describes issues in the treatment of the disease such as the debate over stem cell research. Finally, personal stories of caregivers as well as of an Alzheimer's patient reveal the tragic and traumatic nature of the disease.
"This thoughtful, lucidly written work presents an evenhanded discussion of five major issues. The best organized introduction for the student needing report or debate material. The abundantly footnoted text quotes many primary sources and draws upon scientific examples to illuminate the questions. Informative...black-and-white photographs accompany the text. The appended list of organizations and the generally current list of books for further reading are both annotated."
-- School Library Journal (December 2000)
Price: US $29.20