The Spectrum of Hope by Gayatri Devi audiobook

The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

By Gayatri Devi, MD
Read by Wendy Tremont King

Tantor Audio 9780761193098
12.69 Hours 1
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Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer's. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the five million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than twenty years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi's patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that is gripping, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great listening, it's a book that offers real hope.

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Summary

Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer's. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the five million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than twenty years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies.

Told through the stories of Dr. Devi's patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that is gripping, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great listening, it's a book that offers real hope.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Devi is a wonderful, truthful storyteller . . . full of natural understanding and empathy. Will be helpful to millions of readers who fear this Thing in their lives. David Small, author of Stitches
“Captivating, educational, deeply perceptive about human nature—and as calming as a session with a loving, reassuring therapist.” David Small, author of Stitches

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Author Bio: Gayatri Devi MD

Author Bio: Gayatri Devi MD

Dr. Gayatri Devi is a neurologist and the director of the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services. A clinical associate professor at the NYU School of Medicine, she is the president of the National Council on Women’s Health and currently lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 12.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English