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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter J. Whitehouse Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781504627610
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Leading gerontologist Peter J. Whitehouse presents his provocative approach to aging and senility, calling for a relabeling of age-associated cognitive challenges. In a call to arms to reevaluate the way we think about and deal with Alzheimer’s disease, he claims that the current view of Alzheimer’s as a virtual death sentence obscures the potential for vitality and wisdom that still exists in the graying years.

The Alzheimer’s label too often generates fear, paranoia, and anxiety. By taking a closer look at what Alzheimer’s is and isn’t, Whitehouse offers hope to families as well as to those who suffer from a decline in their cognitive abilities. Using examples from his own practice and from around the world, he presents a new approach to the treatment of brain aging and provides practical advice for getting the best level of care.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thought provoking book that raises important questions about later life cognitive decline and Alzheimer disease.”

    Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, co-author of The 36-Hour Day 

  • “A landmark book.” 

    Harry R. Moody, Director of Academic Affairs, AARP 

  • “Dr. Peter Whitehouse tackles with courageous candor current myths about ‘Alzheimer's disease’ and offers an alternate, realistic and holistic approach to healthy and dignified aging.” 

    Vladimir Hachinski, MD, FRCPC, DSc Distinguished University Professor University of Western Ontario University Hospital 

  • “Bold, provocative, and compassionate.”  

    Ann Davidson, author of Alzheimer’s: A Love Story and A Curious Kind of Widow 

  • “This book is of enormous relevance to persons concerned about and struggling with significant changes in cognitive functioning, as well as to family members, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, community program planners, and policy makers.” 

    Gene D. Cohen, MD, PhD, author of The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain 

  • “A book full of profound and practical wisdom.” 

    Jesse F. Ballenger, PhD, author of Self, Senility, and Alzheimer’s Disease in Modern America 

  • “Deliberately provocative, carefully researched, and lovingly rendered.” 

    Anne Basting, Director, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Center on Age & Community, author of Forget Memory

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About the Author

Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD is the director of integrative studies in the Department of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University and is the founding director of the University Memory and Aging Center at Case. He is a clinician at ElderHealth Center at University Hospital of Cleveland.

About the Narrator

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.