Dr. Jason Karlawish—Author of The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Jason Karlawish—Author of The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It

Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, The Problem of Alzheimer's traces its beginnings to its recognition as a crisis. An unambiguous account of decades of missed opportunities and our healthcare systems’ failures to take action, it also tells the story of the biomedical breakthroughs that may allow Alzheimer’s to finally be prevented and treated by medicine, and indicates how we can live with dementia: the ways patients can reclaim their autonomy and redefine their sense of self, how families can support their loved ones, and the innovative reforms we can make as a society that would give caregivers and patients a better quality of life.