My Father’s Brain: Understanding Life in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s

Jauhar, Sandeep


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As a cardiologist, Sandeep Jauhar is trained to think logically to solve medical problems, but there are no miracle drugs to cure his father’s dementia.

For years Jauhar has watched his father undergo a distressing transformation. Once a prominent research geneticist and author, now he would repeat questions over and over, forget what he’d eaten for breakfast, make baffling financial decisions and get into minor car accidents.

Jauhar investigates the science of dementia and what actually happens in the brain as we age and our memory falters, uncovering the history of Alzheimer’s, from first discovery to the most cutting-edge neurological – and bioethical – research. A blend of science, history and memoir, My Father’s Brain is both an exploration of the ethical concerns that arise when family members must become caregivers and a brutally honest account of how Jauhar and his siblings grappled every day with some of life’s toughest questions.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Oneworld
Publication date: 04/05/2023

ISBN: 9780861544493 Category: