The Alzheimer conundrum

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Here is an excerpt that highlights a new book that has been published, challenging lots of common thinking about Alzheimer.

The Alzheimer Conundrum is a gem for young scientists and medical students, and it will challenge them to step back from traditional models, standardised diagnostic procedures and disease specificity to adopt a broader philosophical approach: when is a disease not a disease? When is pathology normal and when does a natural entity become pathological? Lock draws her evidence from detailed scrutiny of the literature, coupled with interviews of researchers of renown in this field and from many disciplines. Although the book is well written, it will be best suited to scholars familiar with biological taxonomy: terms such as “cleavage”, “syndrome”, “precursor protein” and “dendrite” are used assuming that the reader requires no explanation.

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