Thorndike Press

The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer's Disease

  • Niki Kapsambelis
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  • ISBN-10: 1410497518
  • ISBN-13: 9781410497512
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 616 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

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The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of Alzheimer’s disease: early onset, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in 100 percent of cases, with a 50 percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. The Inheritance is an inspiring race against time: the courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure.


Customer Reviews

“In her debut, journalist Kapsambelis builds a compelling narrative about Alzheimer's disease around one North Dakota extended family. . . . In addition to clear discussions of the disease's history and research, Kapsambelis successfully portrays Gail, Galen, and their extended family as fully fleshed individuals. An educational and emotional chronicle that should resonate with a wide variety of readers.”

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