Reviews of Non-fiction Books to Read — Neurology

Remember by Lisa Genova

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Remember by Lisa Genova

Do you have a clear memory of where you placed your vehicle keys? Or, for that matter, where you've parked your vehicle. What was the name of the actor who played that role in that movie - did you know who he was? Memory lapses occur throughout the day, and if you're over a certain age, they may be a source of anxiety and concern. We wonder whether this is the beginning of the end of our civilization. Is dementia or Alzheimer's disease a long way off? Despite this, we are unconcerned with having remembered tens of thousands of words. We can vividly remember particular moments from our infancy in great detail. We recall the words of a popular song from many decades ago. Despite its many faults and contradictions, the recollection is really remarkable. These notes, which are based on a review of the most recent neuroscience research, examine the strength, frailties, and function of the brain's memory systems.

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The XX Brain by Lisa Mosconi, PhD

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The XX Brain by Lisa Mosconi, PhD

Did you know that in the United Kingdom and Australia, Alzheimer's disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer? Or that a 45-year-old woman has a one-in-five risk of getting Alzheimer's disease before she dies, compared to a man's one-in-ten likelihood of developing the disease? If any of these facts are unfamiliar to you, you are not on your own. A female Alzheimer's pandemic is sweeping the country, and the situation is deteriorating rapidly. Unfortunately, the issue has gotten minimal coverage in the media and has garnered only a limited amount of attention from the medical establishment so far. What is the root cause of this epidemic? And, maybe more significantly, what can be done to prevent it? These notes shed light on these issues and provide an inspirational and practical toolbox for ensuring that your brain health flourishes at any age - no matter what your age is.

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