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Book Review: the alzheimer ccnundrum: entanglements of dementia and aging by Margaret Lock

Fitzgerald, Des (2014) Book Review: the alzheimer ccnundrum: entanglements of dementia and aging by Margaret Lock. LSE Review of Books (08 Feb 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Despite hundreds of millions of dollars invested in medical research, no effective treatment has been discovered for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. In this book, Margaret Lock attempts to expose the predicaments embedded in current efforts to slow down or halt Alzheimer’s disease through early detection of presymptomatic biological changes in healthy individuals. This empirical account is a very welcome addition to the literature on biomedical uncertainty and should be read by sociological and anthropological scholars interested in complex neurological disorders, writes Des Fitzgerald.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 16:07
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56168

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