What are the myths of Alzheimer's discussed in Peter Whitehouse's book? That Alzheimer's is unrelated to aging. That it is a single disease that can be "cured" by biomedical science. That it results in irretrievable lost of self and imposes inevitable despair on caregivers.
Peter J. Whitehouse, MD-PhD, is a prevention oriented, intergenerational neurologist. His current main academic and practice focus is on ecopsychosocial models of brain health and aging and the role of the arts and humanities in health. He is currently focusing on new conceptions of wisdom and quality of life. Whitehouse has a primary appointment as Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve, with secondary positions as Professor of Psychiatry, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Organizational Behavior.
Whitehouse is also the author, with Danny George, of AMERICAN DEMENTIA: BRAIN HEALTH IN AN UNHEALTHY SOCIETY, which is discussed a subsequent podcast.