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An ocean of time : Alzheimer's : tales of hope and forgetting, Patrick Mathiasen

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An ocean of time : Alzheimer's : tales of hope and forgetting
Title
An ocean of time
Title remainder
Alzheimer's : tales of hope and forgetting
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Mathiasen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These images of Alzheimer's - forgetting, madness, nursing homes - frighten us, make us want to walk the other way. But geriatric psychiatrist Patrick Mathiasen wants us to know that his images have slowly changed as he's worked around the edges of this "thief of memory." Where he once saw no more than the shell of a body, he now sees lives that have unfolded. And amid the undeniable sadness and difficulty, he encounters hope and humor and caring
  • Dr. Mathiasen's patients tell his story, beginning with the earliest signs of the disease and passing through its stages right up to the end. And we meet a fascinating array of patients: a man who has taken pleasant refuge within his memories of playing baseball during his boyhood in pre-Castro Cuba; an art collector whose meticulous journal begins to make less and less sense as he falls into waters where his memories run together like ink on a page; two sons whose lifelong enmity for one another is put aside as they address themselves to their mother's need for them and for their love. An Ocean of Time also offers insight into the science informing the treatment of Alzheimer's: how the diagnosis is made, how Alzheimer's often masquerades as severe clinical depression, and what promising research is being done in the field
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mathiasen, Patrick
Dewey number
616.8/31
Index
index present
LC call number
RC523.2
LC item number
.M38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
  • 2013 E-176
  • WT 155
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
Label
An ocean of time : Alzheimer's : tales of hope and forgetting, Patrick Mathiasen
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040019113
Label
An ocean of time : Alzheimer's : tales of hope and forgetting, Patrick Mathiasen
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040019113

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