Backed up by research, full of practical advice and information and infused with hope and warmth, The Myth of Alzheimer's by Dr. Peter Whitehouse with Danny George liberates us from the crippling mental illness label and teaches us how to best approach memory loss in ourselves and in others while preserving, and even enhancing, quality of life. In this provocative and ground-breaking book, we learn simple cognitive, nutritional, and exercise strategies that can keep us vital and enable us to maintain a purpose-driven life as we age, as well as practical advice on how to interpret memory loss in both ourselves and in our loved ones, and strategies for handling visits to the doctor. For the millions of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their families-and even for those who are simply aging-this book will help them understand why what they have been told may be incomplete, even wrong, why the treatment they are probably being given is inadequate, and most importantly how they can get the help they need. Ultimately, in The Myth of Alzheimer's, Dr. Whitehouse and Mr. George articulate a story of brain aging that is spirituality sensitive, ethically grounded, and visionary-a story that can be a starting point for helping all of us better cope with and prepare for the travails of cognitive decline. Is Alzheimer's even a disease? What is the difference between a naturally aging brain and an Alzheimer's brain? How effective are the current drugs for AD? Are they worth the money? What kind of hope does science really have for the treatment of memory loss? And are there alternative interventions that can keep our aging bodies and minds sharp? What promise does genetic research actually hold? What would a world without Alzheimer's look like, and how do we get there?