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Redirecting Alzheimer Strategy

Tracing Memory Loss to Self Pathology

Edited by Denis Larrivee

Loyola University Chicago

It is fair to say that no brain disease occupies more research study today than Alzheimer's disease (AD). Among the many excellent reasons for this circumstance are the bleak prognosis and relentless progression; large cohorts of baby boomers entering an age of greatly increased cognitive risk; and spectacular advances in medical care that have prolonged lifespan. Often unattributed is the success of the research enterprise that has instilled confidence in AD's ultimate defeat. Yet, despite decades of intense research, AD remains poorly understood, an enigma amid a tide of neuroscientific advance. What these inconclusive results apparently call into question is an understanding of cognition that views it from the bottom up - the study of which is eminently suited by the scientific method - and that dispenses with a philosophy of biology concerned with how organismal properties operate, for which cognition is the medium. Culled from AD's new and old research archives, the chapters in this text accordingly lay out an argument for strategically new pathways that wander through cognition's global terrain and that may ultimately offer surer ground for AD treatment.

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Redirecting Alzheimer StrategyTracing Memory Loss to Self PathologyEdited by Denis Larrivee

Published: September 25th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77687

ISBN: 978-1-78984-010-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-009-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-210-6

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Beyond Risk Alleles - Invoking Cognitive Lesions in Top-Down Strategic Analysis

By Denis Larrivee


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2. Fact, Fiction, or Evolution: Mechanism Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

By José V. Pardo


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3. Mitochondria and Alzheimer’s Disease: An Electron Microscopy Study

By Stavros J. Baloyannis


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4. Putative Involvement of Thiol Protease Inhibitor in the Function of Alzheimer Drug

By Fakhra Amin and Bilqees Bano


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5. Non-pharmacological Treatment of Alzheimer’s

By Terezia Fertalova and Iveta Ondriova


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6. Healthcare Models in Alzheimer’s Disease

By Francisco Javier Garzón-Maldonado and María Dolores Martinez-Valle Torres


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7. An Examination of Factors Influencing Equitable Access to Dementia Care and Support Programs among Migrants and Refugees Living with Dementia: A Literature Review

By Winnie Sun, Srija Biswas, Michelle Dacanay and Ping Zou


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