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Friday, November 12: Alzheimers: Portrait of an Epidemic

Friday, November 12, 2004 – David Shenk is a journalist and NPR commentator who was drawn to studying Alzheimer's disease by its destructive power. Shenk's book, "The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic" looks at the mysteries of Alzheimer's, how it seems to reverse the brain's development, and why it is a booming epidemic in industrialized nations. (Repeat)

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