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The inheritance : a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease / Niki Kapsambelis.

Kapsambelis, Niki. (Author). Beaulieu, Callie. (Narrator). Tantor Media. (Added Author). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 616.831 KAP (Text) 33500013082789 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 616.831 KAP (Text) 33500013082771 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781515917298
  • ISBN: 1515917290
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Audio ; ℗2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Formatted Contents Note:
The enemy within -- The salt of the earth -- Family N -- One in a million -- You are my sunshine -- The ghosts of Anoka -- Untamed hearts -- A blameless and upright man -- The fruits of persistence -- D?j? vu -- When the fog rolls in -- Maldici?n -- Burden of proof -- The rise and fall of Golden Boy -- Favorite sun -- The Baptists and the Tauists -- Expelled from Eden -- Safe havens -- A big if -- Everyone sees the power -- Landslide -- Something to shoot for -- The silver tsunami -- The lucky ones -- Follow the science -- Like father, like son -- All the cards are on the table -- Coming home -- Palpable momentum -- To the Moon and back.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Callie Beaulieu.
Summary, etc.:
Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure or treatment. For most people, there is nothing that they can do to fight back. But one family is doing all they can. The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of the disease that there is: early onset Alzheimer's, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in 100 percent of cases, and has a 50 percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. Of the six DeMoe children whose father had it, five have inherited the gene; the sixth, Karla, has inherited responsibility for all of them. But rather than give up in the face of such news, the DeMoes have agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that could utterly change the landscape of Alzheimer's research and offers the brightest hope for future treatments--and possibly a cure. Drawing from several years of in-depth research with this charming and upbeat family, journalist Niki Kapsambelis tells the story of Alzheimer's through the humanizing lens of these ordinary people made extraordinary by both their terrible circumstances and their bravery. Their tale is intertwined with the dramatic narrative history of the disease, the cutting-edge research that brings us ever closer to a possible cure, and the accounts of the extraordinary doctors spearheading these groundbreaking studies.
Subject: Kapsambelis, Niki.
Kapsambelis, Niki > Family.
Alzheimer's disease > Patients > United States > Biography.
Alzheimer's disease > Patients > Family relationships > United States > Case studies.
Alzheimer's disease > Patients > Rehabilitation > Popular works.
Dementia.
Families.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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