Politics of Anguish : How Alzheimer's Disease Became the Malady of the 21st Century
Alzheimer's disease is now the most feared disease of the 21st Century. What was originally a very specific neurological disease that afflicted younger people--after the establishment of the National Institute on Aging in 1974--Alzheimer's disease morphed into the emperor of all dementias. This book argues that Alzheimer's disease has always been a political pawn which is why we find ourselves in a research cul de sac. After a century of research we are no closer to understanding this clinical disease or closer to uncovering a cure. Approaching Alzheimer's disease as a public health issue opens both the interpretation of the disease and redefines a road map for future research. Humanity cannot endure another century of failed promises.
- Paperback | 232 pages
- 152 x 229 x 13mm | 345g
- 24 Nov 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Dr Mario D Garrett Phd
Mario D. Garrett, Ph.D., is professor of gerontology at San Diego State University. Professor Garrett obtained his BSc (First Class Honors/ summa cum laude) from the University of East London and his PhD from the University of Bath. Four times awarded professor of the year in the Gerontology Department at SDSU. He has worked at the London School of Economics/Surrey University, Bristol University and Bath University. He has over 20 years experience in large data management, manipulation, and analyses. He has coordinated the digitizing of one of the largest longitudinal databases in England (Child Health Education Survey, 1962), and has worked with all three longitudinal from-birth databases sponsored by the British government. As the team leader of a United Nations Population Fund, and as the Program Manager/ Director of Programs with the United Nations International Institute on Aging, he coordinated a five-year project looking at support for the elderly in the People's Republic of China. While with the United Nations in 1990, professor Garrett founded the international aging magazine 'BOLD' still published today. More recently, with the Minority Aging Research Institute at University of North Texas, Garrett was responsible for coordinating a statewide study in all the nineteen pueblos in New Mexico. He has also designed and implemented American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) training/educational courses in Pueblos and Reservations in the State of New Mexico as the Director of an educational program at the Center on Aging, University of New Mexico. Garrett established and maintained a Monograph series on Indian health for the National Indian Council on Aging with eight series published. After joining the faculty at San Diego State University in 2004, he was the chairman of the department of gerontology. His talk at University of California San Diego TV was had over 1.7 million views. He has numerous academic publications, blogs and books and has been honored with awards for public speaking and teaching. Garrett continues to lecture worldwide.