The Problem of Alzheimer’s

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The Problem of Alzheimer’s

September 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of the book “The Problem of Alzheimer’s” with author, Dr. Jason Karlawish interviewed by MemoryCare Founder, Dr. Peggy Noel. This course will be presented as a live online broadcast through Zoom on September 24 from 2-3:30 pm and is free and open to the public.

Click here to register. After registration, you will be emailed instructions from Zoom on how to attend the event. Contact our office at 828-771-2219 or with any questions.

NOTE: This presentation is a different discussion from one Dr. Karlawish is providing through MAHEC on September 23 from 5:30-7:00 pm specifically for professionals called “The Alzheimer’s Biomarker Revolution: How it Will Transform the Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease”. For more information on that version, visit: 

A definitive and compelling book on one of today’s most prevalent illnesses

In 2020, an estimated 5.8 million Americans had Alzheimer’s, and more than half a million died because of the disease and its devastating complications. 16 million caregivers are responsible for paying as much as half of the $226 billion annual costs of their care. As more people live beyond their seventies and eighties, the number of patients will rise to an estimated 13.8 million by 2050.

Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, The Problem of Alzheimer’s traces Alzheimer’s from its beginnings to its recognition as a crisis. While it is an unambiguous account of decades of missed opportunities and our health care systems’ failures to take action, it tells the story of the biomedical breakthroughs that may allow Alzheimer’s to finally be prevented and treated by medicine and also presents an argument for how we can live with dementia: the ways patients can reclaim their autonomy and redefine their sense of self, how families can support their loved ones, and the innovative reforms we can make as a society that would give caregivers and patients better quality of life.

Rich in science, history, and characters, The Problem of Alzheimer’s takes us inside laboratories, patients’ homes, caregivers’ support groups, progressive care communities, and Jason Karlawish’s own practice at the Penn Memory Center.

The Problem of Alzheimer’s may be purchased at local retailer, Malaprop’s, either in-store (request the ‘book club’ discount) or online (coupon code MEMORYCARE) for 10% off!



September 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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